A Few Good Knots

Clinch Knot


 1. Pass the line through the eye of the hook or swivel.
 2. Double back. Make five turns around the line.
 3. Pass the end of the line through the first loop, above the eye, and then through the large loop. Draw the knot into shape.

 4. Slide the coils down tight against the eye.


Uni Knot Line to Tackle


1.  Pass a six inch loop of line through the eye.
2.  Bring the end back on itself, passing it under the doubled part.
3.  Make five loops over the doubled part.
4.  The formed knot is worked into shape.

5.  The knot is sent down the line, against the eye of the hook or swivel.

Uni Knot Line to Line


1.  Overlap the two lines for about six inches.
2.  Using one end, form a circle that overlies both lines.
3.  Pass the end six times around the two lines.
4.  Pull the end tight to draw the knot up into shape.
5.  Repeat the process using the end of the other line.

6.  Pull both lines to slide the two knots together.



*Line to line or line to leader knot

Blood Knot


1.   Lie the ends of the two lines against each other, over- lapping about six inches.
2.   Take 5 turns around one line with the end of the other, and bring the end back where it's held between the two lines.
3.   Repeat by taking 5 turns around the other line, bringing the end back between the two lines. These two ends should then project in opposite directions.
4.   Work the knot up into loops, taking care that the two ends do not slip out of position.

5.   Draw the knot up tightly.

*Line to line or line to leader knot

Palomar Knot


1.  Double about five inches of line, and pass through the eye.
2.  Tie a simple Overhand Knot in the doubled line letting the hook hang loose. Avoid twisting the lines.
3.  Pull the end of loop down, passing it completely over the hook.

4.  Pull both ends of the line to draw up the knot.


Snell knot


1.  Pass the end of the line, trace or tippet through the eye twice, leaving a loop hanging below the hook.
2.  Hold both lines along the shank of the hook.
3.  Use the loop to wind tight coils around the shank and both lines, from the eye upwards. Use from 5 turns.
4.  Use the fingers to hold these tight coils in place. Pull the line (extending from the eye) until the whole loop has passed under these tight coils.

5.  With coils drawn up, use pliers to pull up the end of the line.


Surgeon's Knot


1.  Lay the two lines against each other, overlapping about nine inches.
2.  Working the two lines as one, tie an Overhand Knot. It will be necessary to pull one line (the leader) completely through this loop.
3.  Pull the leader through this loop again.
4.  Pass the other end through the loop.

5.  The formed knot can now be worked into shape.

*Great line to leader knot