Useful and Popular Fishing Knots: Sharpen Your Fishing Skills
The Albright Knot is most commonly used for joining monofilament lines of unequal diameters, for creating shock leaders and when Bimini Twist is tied in the end of
light casting line. It is also use to connect monofilament to wire.
Bend a loop in the tag end of the heavier line and hold between
thumb and forefinger of the left hand. Insert the tag end of the lighter line through loop from the top.
Slip tag end of lighter line under your left thumb and pinch it tighter against the heavier strands of the loop. Wrap the first turn of the lighter loop over itself and contiue wrapping toward the round end of the loop. Take at least 12 turns with the lighter line around all 3 strands.
Insert tag end of the lighter line through end of loop from the bottom. It must enter and leave the loop on the same side.
With the thumb and forefinger of the left hand, slide the coils of the lighter line towards the end of the loop, stop 1/8 inch from end of loop. Using pliers pull tage end of lighter line tight to keep coils from slipping off the loop.
With the left hand still holding the heavier line pull on the standing part of the lighter line. Pull the tag end of the lighter line and the standing part a second time. Pull the standing part of the heavy mono and the standing part of the light line.
Trim both tag ends.
The Arbor Knot provides the angler with a quick easy connection for attaching line to a reel spool.
Pass line aroung reel arbor.
Pull tight and snip off the access. snug down first overhand knot to the reel arbor.
Berkley Braid Knot
This knot has been extensively tested by the Berkley R&D; Staff and has proven to be one of the best for the new braided lines.
Double Surgeon’s Knot
This knot is a quick easy way of putting a loop in the end of a leader. It is used as part of a leader becuase of it’s strength.
Specialist’s Fly Knot
This knot is used to attach a fly to a leader.
Make an oval loop and hold each end while wrapping the leader around the loop center 3 or 4 times.
King Sling Knot
This knot is an easy to tie end slip knot which is primarily used as a connection for crank baits. The knot allows the bait to work freely, appearing more lifelike.
Hold nail or needle, tip of line, and backing between thumb and forefinger. Wrap backing 6 or 7 turns. Wind carefully for a smotth tight knot. Stick end of backing between nail and fly line.
Remove nail. Holding coil carefully between thumb and forefinger, altenately pull both ends of backing with free hand to tighten.
Snip off excess line.
Double the line and forma loop 3 to 4 inches long. Pass the loop throught the hook’s eye.
Hold standing line betweeen thumb and forefinger, grasp loop with free hand and form a simple overhand knot.
Pass hook through loop and draw line while guiding loop over top of the eyelet
Pull tag line to tighten and trim excess.
Run end of line through eye of hook or lure then double back through eye a second time.
Loop around standing part of line 5 or 6 times. Thread tag end back between eye and the coils.
Tighten knot then trim off excess line.