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Fishing Knot Library: Tips & Tutorials on How to Tie a Fishing Knot


Surgeon's Knot
This is an exceptionally strong, simple-to-tie knot for joining lines of different diameters.  It's the best knot around for tying tippets to fly-fishing leaders, too.
1)  Lay the line and leader alongside each other, overlapping six to eight inches.

2)  Treating the two like a single line, tie an overhand knot, pulling the entire leader through the loop.
3)  Leaving the loop of the overhand knot open, pull the tag ends of both the line and leader through again.
4)  Hold both lines and both ends to pull the knot tight.  Clip ends close to avoid foul-ups in the rod guides.
Terminal Tackle
Palomar Knot
Improved Clinch Knot
Two-Turn Clinch Knot
Non-Slip Mono-Loop


Line-To-Line/Line-To-Leader
Surgeon's Knot
Surgeon's Loop


The Uni-Knot System
The Uni-Knot
Using the Uni-Knot to Join Two Lines
Using the Uni-Knot to Snell a Hook





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