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Fishing Knots

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Albright Knot

The Albright Knot is primarily used for joining monofilament lines of unequal diameters, such as your main line to a fluorocarbon leader or shock leader. It is not an easy knot to tie but a good tight Albright is small and won't catch on the rod guides during a cast.
Perfection Loop

 A Flyfisherman's knot, the Perfection Loop knot is used at the ends of the leader belly and the tippet.
See also Fly Fisher's Albright Loop

Blood Knot

Commonly used to join two lines of about the same diameter. A good alternative to the Albright knot but not as good as a Surgeon's knot.
Snell Knot

The Snell Knot provides a strong connection when fishing with bait and using a separate length of leader. (You can only use a Snell Knot with a leader.)
Crawford Knot

The Crawford knot often is overlooked by even the most skilled anglers because its a pain to tie! It is a very versatile knot for tying most types of hook, swivel, or lure "eyes" to a leader or line.
Spider Hitch

This is the faster, easier knot to create a double-line leader. Under steady pressure it is equally strong but does not have the resilience of the Bimini Twist under sharp impact.
Dropper Loop

This is the basic knot for a High Low Bait Rig, with practice it is very easy tie. It is used on so many other rigs it's a knot you should learn to tie.
Surgeon's Knot

This is the knot surgeons use to put you back together so its a safe bet its a good one. If you tie it good and tight it is an excellent knot for joining your main line to your leader.
Homer Rhode Loop

A great knot since it allows the lure to work freely at the end of the line. Use this knot especially on Minnow type plugs.
Trilene® Knot

The Trilene® Knot is a strong reliable connection that resists slippage and premature failures. It retains 85 to 90% of the original line strength.
Palomar Knot

The best all around knot and very easy to tie, even in the middle of the night when you're standing in the water. It has been proven to be one of the strongest knots to hold terminal tackle since it retains 100% of the line strength.

One basic knot which can be varied to meet virtually every knot tying need. I normally prefer a Palomar or Improved Clinch over the Uni-Knot.


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