working best Knots - using for a braid to leader setup

Fishing knots Android Apps

Fishing Knots "Lite"

(09, 2014, 12Mb, 2.2 and up)

Everyday, anglers around the world should select and use the right one. But which knots to use, which components for attachment to use, which swivels or lures. In each case "Fishing Knots Lite" is a smartphone program, showing how to tie knots defined by categories.

In this android app each tying method is described in three-dimensional illustrations of all stages of tying plus recommendations for fishing lines and the estimation of the strength reduction for each knot. Easy to Use and follow App designed for the Android Phone that are easy for fisherman to understand. Good for beginners and it's free to download.

MyNature Fishing Knots

(08, 2012, 9.9Mb, 2.1 and up)

It's a Simple and useful and free. This Android App is based on series of articles on hungarian website, which would gave easy-to-follow and step-by-step instructions with good photos. Follow the steps to make your own knots - categorized in 4 chapters: hook knots, line, hook, boating and misc knots. It's free.

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Ten steps to make a fishing float

Floats and How to make

Fishing Leashes and "catchability"

Antenna and Keel for Fishing Floats - How to make

Materials, shape, sensitivity and stability of Float

How to make a Sliding Float

Fishing Hooks - Info, Details, Choice

Knots - How to Tie a Fishing Hook

New fishing hooks "Easy2Hook"

How-to-Select-the-Fishing-Hook, Right Hook for "Right" fish and tendency

Testing the Fishing hooks, "how to test"

Fishing Hook Knots, Tricks and factors

Hook Knots - Instructions, methods and styles

Fishing Knots:"How to" styles and methods

Fishing Books for Fishing and Hook Knots - methods and styles of tying

Nautical and Sailing Knots

Maritime style Knots to home interiors

Decorative and Ornamental knots, Celtic, Chinese and more beautiful knots

Decorative knots - Where Knots are used, Materials and Useful Literature

Sailors and Fishing knots, various knots and hitches in Lovely old stuff

Deep Jigging: jigging action, jig patterns, connections and knots

Lessons, info & Instructional Videos"

Cord & Rope Manufacturers and Suppliers, Wholesalers, Guild members.

Scarffold and Multiple - Scarffold Knot, Learn how to tie

How to Tie a Vice Versa Knot

How to Tie a Linfit-Knot

Bend Knots & Video - Adjustable, Harness, Strop, Hunter's Bend etc.

"How to" Hints - Fishing and Tackle Care Tips

Fishing Knots
"How to"

Fishing Equipment

Boat Accessories - Fishing Equipment

Knots are what keep anglers in control. You want the strongest fishing knot knot possible so that you don't lose your tackle, lure and

To help you choose the best knot for fishing and tie it correctly, we’ve assembled a huge lineup of fishing knots to use, know and learn.

Knots and Hooks

How to

Tie a Fishing Hook

Ability to correctly tie a hook to every angler who is going to go fishing rod or other hooks.

Must-fisherman-Have Android Apps

Mycoolapps Fishing Knots

(01, 2013, 1,006k, 2.2 and up)

You are directly on the lake or river. Learn Fishing knots and knots in leaders and how to tie them on your phone or tablet. It's free to download ot the App Store.

Node from the fishing line should not be untied when wet, and the line was at the site must not break off when the applied force is not less than 95 percent of its breaking load. The most fully meet these requirements the knots in the form of a spiral spring (Picture 1).

So you can bind the node hooks up with ring and with a spatula. Tighten the knot firmly grasps forend hook with pressed to his fishing line. Inflection fishing line when it is not, which provides strength.

To Tie A Leader Knot

Leader knots are used for tying leaders of any sort from your mainline. The leaders can be used for shockleaders when casting long distances or spodding as at a higher breaking strain they will take the force of the cast without the risk of cracking off. Also the Leaders are used for certain fishing situation where they maybe required for their abrasion resistance.

The material you can use in this Leader-part is the 5olb Korda Arma Kord, which is a braided leader material.

To tie first hold your mainline and the arma-kord running parallel with each other but with the ends in opposite hands. Now with the braided Arma-kord form a loop alongside your mainline to begin the grinner knot. Then pass the end of the Arma-Kord round the mainline and through the loop 4 times. Moisten the knot slightly a tighten it down slowly making sure its nice and neat. Now repeat the process with your mainline, forming the loop then passing it round the Arma-Kord and through the loop 4 times, before moistening the knot a gently teasing it tight again making sure its neat. Gently tease the two knots until they are sitting tight together. Trim the tag ends and now you ready to use the leader.

If the spiral knots properly tied and tightened, they are compact and nice looking. Knot with locking loop.

The order of tying fishing line to hook this node next. Tsevyu twine to attach to the hook, to form a series loop and b (Picture 2). Loop b, line and ring (or spatula) to clamp the hook between your fingers (the zone of contact between the fingertips dashed). From left to right in a row tightly wrap the twine around the hook shank, making 10.5 revolutions. Winding clamped between the fingers so that it is not weakened and the turns are not messed up.

Eliminate the loop b (Picture 3), pulling the fishing line loop and the direction of arrow 1. Seal the winding, pulling the end of the fishing line along the arrow 2. Pulling the fishing line along the arrow 3 (Picture 5), reduce the loop and bring into it the tip of the fishing line along the arrow 2, and tighten the noose. Loop must lock the tip of the fishing line to the node is not undone. The resulting node to move to a ring (or spatula) hook (Picture 5) and rotate so that the fishing line along the arrow 3 outputs from the node above (from the sting of the hook). Finally, tighten the knot on the arrows 3 and 4.

The free end of fishing line cut off at a distance of 2-3 mm of the locking loop knot. This site make extensive use of fishermen as well as for his tying does not require any tools. With it, easily and quickly tied not only hooks, but mormyshkas. The only drawback - the end of fishing line, directed away from the hook shank, 2-3 millimeters projects outside the retainer loop knot, which can sometimes interfere with sweeps. Spiral node without locking loops are knotted with the sewing needle with an eye to which may pass the twine. The sequence of tying and tightening this knot is shown in Picture 6-9.

Fishing line, hook knots and needle should be put together (Picture 6) and pinch your fingers. The free end of fishing line to start a needle wound in the forearm and the hook from right to left 5.10 revolutions fishing line. Winding in a spiral pinch between your fingers.

The tip of the fishing line to enter the eye of a needle (Picture 7). Without weakening the pressure with your fingers, needles to extract from the winding, reaching the end of the twine inside the helix (Picture 8). Alternately pulling the fishing line along the arrows 1 and 2, seal the spiral turns, thus to ensure that they are not messed up.

Formed to move the node to the ring (or spatula) hook and rotate into position, as shown in (Picture 9). Finally, tighten the knot by the arrow 3. The free end of fishing line cut off at a distance of 0.5 millimeters from the first turn of the helix. Both spiral site are quite suitable for tying hooks that do not have a ring or a spatula. They are often specifically removed for unobtrusive gear. To node while tightening does not slip off fore, it is useful to Poluda and put on a layer Poluda notch with a knife or needle files.

The main advantage of the spiral node is that the line was firmly against it in turns to tsevyu and directed along its axis, so that in operation almost was ground. Hook is a continuation of fishing line.

"How to"

Reinforced knot

Reinforced stevedore knot in pic. 11, used for tying fishing line hooks to the large diameter, is a historic fishing site, which has been widely varies and at the present time.

For its formation is only three and a half turns around the end of the navigation of the indigenous. Increase in number of revolutions honors reduces the reliability of this site, since it is associated with a larger diameter using my fishing line.

Modifying the previous site, you can get aspectual modified reinforced stevedore knot in pic. 12.

Method of tying knot: performs five rotations hodo vym end-run around the indigenous and skipping it in a loop in a direction opposite to the previous node. Node is ready. See more Tricks



If at the end of the leash is made nezatyagivayuschayasya loop, the easiest and safest way to attach to her fishing hook - is it the end of the cuff in the ear hook and throw a hook, creating a dead loop. This method is good for the cotton woods and fine polyamide resins. It can be applied in that case, if the loop is made of soft wire. This way, it is convenient to attach to fishing line sinkers.

See more styles and methods



If this binding site, before you enter into the loop end of the chassis, you need to pull together made about indigenous and threaded ends of hoses and tighten them. This complex site is intended solely for synthetic woods and has a great strength.



From other nodes it is different in that ear hook clasp at the same time two loops (like a deaf loop). Although the binding of his complex, he is considered the best among all the fishing sites, designed for synthetic fishing line.



This node represents half of the snake node to be used for the binding of two synthetic ropes. It is suitable for any line and is a very reliable knot.



One of the simplest ways to bind a fishing hook to fishing line is to use two polushtykov made at the fore-end hook. On synthetic fishing line it should not apply, since it slides with a strong thrust.

The Canadian

eight Knot

Eight familiar to us safely used for tying the hook. The so-called Group of Eight Canadian firm holds a synthetic fishing line. If desired, this unit can be easily untied.


Hook Knots

His invented forty years ago, anglers in California for tying hooks, swivels and sinkers to the fishing line. It is relatively simple, is quite reliable, but not very portable.



Why call it that, is hard to say. Because sea turtles are caught by the network or beat the harpoon. This site tallies very simple and good for cotton woods. Tied on the slippery synthetic vein, it can unleash.


Group of Eight Knot

This is even more reliable method of attaching fishing line to a hook with an eye. He gives a full guarantee that the hook does not unbind.

Good knot choices

for "Tying fish hooks"

Fishing Knots and Hook Knots - strength values (in percents)

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Many of anglers prefer to use the hook without the ear due to the fact that these hooks are usually forged and, in their opinion, more durable, but mount a scaffold for such a hook is more complex than to the possession of a needle. Most reliable for this purpose, stepwise knot. He some how reminds spanning noose.

Palomar Fishing

Hook Knot

The Palomar hookknot is strong and easy to tie and a good-flexible-knot that is used for securing a fishing line to a lure, snap or swivel. One of the strongest, most stable and most easy to tie fishing knots, which is recommended for almost fish or any situation. Suitable for tying a hook, swivel, or flashed to Wobbler braided fiber. First Bend the fiber so as to obtain about 15 cm double line and then pass through the eye and Tie a simple Overhand knot, Pass the fish-hook or swivel shone through loop formed and tighten the knot and trim the free end. Make sure that the two fiber rings are parallel.

Palomar knot is by far one of the strongest to use with any line, as it doubled up through the eye of the bait giving you double the line strength at the knot, hard to beat that kind of knot strength. There are so easy to tie. Snell knots are stronger but a pain to try to rig up while sitting in a yak. You can go with a palomar knot for almost everything. Also, bend the eye of the spinner at a 45 deg angle to prevent line twist.

Both the Duncan and Uni-knot have only a single pass of the line through the hook or lure eye. This is much more prone to breaking off than the Palomar knot, which has two passes of line through the loop. Before I started using the Palomar knot, I used to break off hooks a lot, but with the Palomar knot, breakoffs just don't happen except with pickerel and their sharp teeth.

When practical (sometimes it just won't work) the palomar is #1 fishing knot. If tied and dressed proper it will never be the cause of a break, and you can easily re-tie in less than thirty seconds on the boat at night.

The clinch and improved clinch don't even compare because the doubled line of the Palomar knot doubles it's strength. You can learned this the hard way.


Knot (used in fly fishing)

This Knots "Nail Knot" is from the area fly fishing and is used to attach to a cord. For binding, you need a thin nail, straightened paper clip or a bait needle. The nail is used to stiffen the fly line during the binding process and at the end of a passageway kept free for the cord. Place the coils are not too tight, otherwise the end can push through badly and can be tied in multiple ways. the piece to be fitted on the needle and the whiskers to bring together in a line, 4 or 5 times the wrap piece approach to the needle(from front to back), pull the needle out and put back to the front of the line and attachment piece is stuck

Nail knot (step by step knot instructions)

The Nail knot is a very popular fly fishing Knot, this knot is time tested knot to join fly line to leader. Use of a hollow tube instead of a nail makes for easier tying.See below this guide to tying a fly line nail knot in 4 Easy Steps.

1. Lay a hollow tube or nail against the end of the fly line. Set the butt section of a leader against the line and nail/tube. Leave an extra 10 cm to 20 cm of it's tag end to tie the knot.

2. Hold all 3 pieces together with thumb and forefinger and make 6 to 9 close together wraps, working left to right, back around the the leader, line and tube-nail.

3. Pass the tag end through the tube or space available made by the nail and remove the tube or nail and Pull the tag end to snug up to the coils.

4. Pull both ends of the leadersi- multaniously to seat the knot firmly onto the fty line and trim tagend close to the knot.


of a simple knot

The ability to quickly and securely tied to a fishing line leashes - no small matter for each angler - recommended for a quick change of transverse leashes. First you need on the fishing line to tie a simple knot, without tightening it until the end. Transverse the leash with hooks at each end held in mid-poluuzla, around the loop and back into the middle poluuzla, as shown in the diagram. After controlling the length of the two leashes, tighten the knot. If you want to tie fishing line to just one leash, tie on the opposite end of the eight, and pull the leash to the end, while eight are rested in a simple knot.


Hook knot (Sea fishing and Angling)

How to tie the grinner knot- has 80 to 90 % strength and efficiency.The Grinnerknoten is used to hook on a leader to bind. It works similar to the half blood knot. The binding itself is quite simple.the string through a loop or eye move together and talk to the hand and Attach the two windings cords held together, but not over the top loop, but including leave after about 5 turns, the end projecting upward and Now simply tighten and cut off the end. video

Non - Slip

Fishing Loop knot

This Knot is from the area fly fishing and is attached to a rope used to and be use it is sometimes useful. A simple loop-knot form and insert the end through the loop and then back through the loop and 4-5-6 times for the Schnurr and Now tighten back through the first loop and both ends and done

The Australian Plaitt (Aussie Braid).

You can tie long double lines easier with it than a Bimini, it doesn't twist of the line and is supposed to test 100% as well.

No slip Kreh-loop knot

A variation of Lefty's no slip loop knot.

whether it is on a tapered leader for trout or the shock tippet on a big game leader It is one of the the best loop hook knot to use for connecting a fly to a tippet or making a loop.

When use this knot on shock/bite tippets for big game it is the loop to use for bite tippets up to 0.040" in diameter.

Break strength: For greater diameter tippets the Homer Rhodes loop should be used. Break strength is 95% to 100% and is a function of the number of wraps used: Four wraps for tippets of 0.016 diameter or under D, three wraps for tippets 0.017" to 0.030" and two wraps when over 0.030".

Recommended for both Nylon Copolymers and Fluorocarbon lines. When 100% strength is needed use four to five wraps.

How to Tie "Kreh-loop" knot:

At first make an over hand knot, thread the tag end through the eye and return through the knot loop opposite of the way the standing line exits. Then pull on the standing line to reduce the size of the overhand knot to less than 1/4" and pull on the tag to move the overhand knot so that it is in contact with the hook eye or to make the loop very small.

2. Starting with the tag end on the side it exited the overhand knot make two to four wraps around the standing line and thread the tag end back through the knot on the same path as the line exited.

Note:Be sure the tag end passes to the outside of the knot loop.

To keep the loop small, hold the knot and pull on the standing line to tighten the overhand knot.


If the line material is Fluorocarbon, do not moisten with saliva as it contains oils that will enable slipping. Instead, use the thumbnail of the holding hand to push the wraps toward the knot as the tag is drawn tight, so that the wraps will form a tight helix.

Then, when pulling on the loop/fly, use the thumb nail, once again, to further form the wraps.Then cut the tag end leaving a projection of at least 1/16".


of the snake knot

This is more complicated knot but more reliable way to tying the leash to cross the fishing line. Before you tighten made on the fishing line snake node, type in his mid-end of a leash tied with eight. When tightening the knot snake both sides come together and securely lead to eight.



For tying this knot on the fishing line, you must first make a simple knot and be completed by the end of the leash running. The latter needs to be fixed like a multiple-eight around the twine and the end of indigenous leash. The fastening device is completely safe knot and easy.

type of knot

as a "Running Knots"

To tie the fishing line to cross the leash this way, tie the twine to the right place running a simple knot, but do not tighten it until the end. At the end of the leash and tie a figure eight to miss this end of the loop of the running knot. Delaying the last knot, you securely attach the fishing line leash.


for Carp

A very good Self-Locking Knot for Carp.

So we get from the main line about 5 cm and bending it so that it becomes a loop. Once this is done the displayed node. Protruding fiber is cut with scissors and then with the help of the connector is placed a ball or protein stacker. Comes, and hook. Fiber passes through the eye of the fish hook until it reaches about 1 cm from the knot. After the soil turns of twine around the shoulder of the hook. I think 10-12 turns are adequate, then the end of the fiber is inserted back into the ear and pulls, thereby tightening knot on the hook. After we tied the hook . It serves to connect the fiber.Often when there is a short teaser occasions and the main fiber line remain healthy. The video is shown to Self-Locking knot. I am a big fan of these fishing knots - yhey are extremely strong. The more fish pulls, the more the fiber is clamped to the hook. I think every fisherman should be able to work with this unit. Once you've done knots with scissors cutting back excess fiber. Then we see the main fiber shows mobile burden. The example shows two options - one is lifting and the other is a protein ball. Guide To Carp Rigs video >>

How to Tie a

fishing hooks "without eyes" - type I

First fold the fiber of about 10-15 cm from the edge and place it along the stem of the hook. With the open end, make 5-6 turns down the stem of the hook. Pass free end through the loop formed. Stretch the ends in opposite directions to tighten the knot and trim the free end.

How to Tie a

fishing hooks "without eyes" - type II

Bend the end of the fiber to obtain a circular loop with a diameter of 70-10 cm Put the hook where it crosses the fiber so that its end sticking out several inches from the end of the hook. With right hand grab the blade of the hook and twine, and with the left, scroll loop, make 4-5 turns around the stem of the hook and the two fibers. Squeeze turns with fingers, not to hang out and pull the ends in opposite directions to tighten the knots. Prune free end.

How to Tie a

large hook with thick monofilament fishing line

When fishing for very large fish, like catfish, requiring the use of large hooks and thicker monofilament(more flexible and more stretchable) from 0.50 to 0.90 mm. Thick and solid fiber difficulties involved in making the occasion and tying the hook. Here are demonstrating how to make optimal unit stable coils, allowing safe removal of large fish.

Get as much fiber do you think is your occasion. Make a large loop around the stem of a hook on which one end is outside the ear in.

Then right side of the loop is wound clockwise along the stem and the fiber located behind it.

Now move the knot to the hook eye and tighten.

Then with the help of pliers tighten tight knots.

turned-up/down eye

Hook Knot

Knot for tied on a turned-up / down eye fishing hook.
One wey to tie a dry fly to a tippet, line at the trminal end of the leader. Knot is not complicated and 100% strength and works well for salmon flies and small nymps when closed properly. This strong hook Knot is also instead of tying to a thin 10 size or smaller wire fishing hooks. First Insert line about a view inches of the tag end through the eye of the fly fishing hook, hold the two strands of the tippet and Make a full circle, make Again another small circle around the fishing line. Slide the two coils with finger and thumb while clenching coils, pull the main fishing line and trim the tag end, the end of the line, where the Knot is tied around the hook.


Loop-Hook Knot

New, very functional and very strong knot which 16-20 Knot can be used for attaching to Hook(N16 or smaller hook Sizes), fly, and Lures also very useful for connecting delicate tippets, at the terminal end of the leader to large size fishing hooks. Insert the end of the line through the eye hook far enough ot hte hook in front and ake a Small-sized line-loop and wrap the line end around 4 Times and moving the line toward the fishhook. Tighten on the end of the line to close the wraps and pull most strongly on the standing main fishing line to draw the knot up against the eye hook.This will help the knot seat&slide properly.

Hook Knots - Instructions & methods and styles

Fishing Knots: "How to" - styles and methods

Fishing Hook Knots, Tricks, factors and Info

How to Tie and Fishing Hook Knots videos

How to tie Books for Fishing and Hook Knots

"How to Tie" and info: Nautical and Sailing Knots

Fishing Knots

- the strengths and weaknesses

From the beginning to clarify that hardly a angler to could equally well make all known fishing-knots, they are too many, also can be tied in a number of different ways. At First, because they are over a hundred, and secondly because everyone decide which is more easy and emphasis on it. If we talk about fishing knots
in monofilament line. We must absolutely clear. namely that they are the weak point in the fishing line. It should never be forgotten and therefore proper implementation and art of tying good knots are important.Naturally. when going to the bleak, nothing fatal. But if carelessly or poor are tied and hit the spoon lure
large fish should be blame only themselves. So in all cases when we assume that can be attached something serious, preparing gear- us they should be very carefully and thoroughly.

Two Rules of Good fish Knot Tying

The first things to be done in tying monofilament line, it is to moist for a few seconds.Can it submerged in water, you can spit, but do not tie dry fishing line. This made is because, as already mentioned fishing fibers absorb up to 9% moisture during the outing.This makes line softer.So our bound on dry knot tied are likely to loose.The second rule is related to the approach the tightening of already formed unit.Despite disagreements on the issue best be achieved by tightening smoothlyconstantly pulling up to the final tightening the knot. Tightening drive with pridrapvane and pauses between bumping is not as good because of the fiber's ability to springy. Knowing the mass used fishing knots and rational exploitation gives certain advantages in fisheries. The basicknot types, their applications, advantages and disadvantages. Described are the nodes that are rarely used, but have particular application in fish-practice.

At The Beginning - Tie Line To Reel

Attaching line to the reel spool and you Need to learn how to tie a specific reel-knot.The first knot, which make their new handset line is that with that bind it to the spool of reel. Some do it with loop by a small loop, but still improve is to learn and the special reel fishing knot for this case. Not that they necessarily our hit a monster, that shall develop all our fiber spool, but now to make sure that even the first beginnings of our spool will lie well. The first way consists in fact of two simple knots. First, the very end of the fiber usually tie nodule. Then line routed around the spool to be able to free end to make it even easier node. This unit must be tightened with pull down to the surface of the spool. When he lay on it pulled more main line to tighten.

a few helpful knots

These three knots must be well learn because they included the main nite principles in making more complex fishing connections.The first knot is not as weak as it
could be assumed. Suitable for attachment of thin fishing occasions. Some spoon lure anglers prefer it because of the relatively ing his little strength - 60% main line of resistance. This guarantees them in jest, that the train will just break the knot, not not higher. First make a simple knot in end. Then it winds through the ring or rod to shone. Finally, the withdrawal of the main line knot is formed. The second knot is used for tying flies to occasion, but can be used to connect the loops of thin lines. For him to know that easily loosen, if not under constant tension.The third Knot is used most often to fix moving fishing float. It should be done
of very thin fish lines to allow light pass through the top leaders of the rod.You do not need a lot of turns,four or five are enough. Tighten with pulling both ends. then the excess line is carefully cut with nail clippers or sharp scissors. Stop Knot can successfully be used to make a flapper lower lead. Then, do not weave,reins over to tie the upside-down gravity - the long end with the left hook top, not hanging to lead, so occasions cheparsto stay open is entangled in a cast. Installation, owever, is only suitable for smaller fish.

The half-grinner (or Uni Knot) in the second picture where the line goes through the eye twice is prone to the line "pig-tailing" when pulled tight. Just going through the eye once and making 5 or 6 turns through the loop is just as strong.

Knots to tie

a fishing lure

Knots to attach fishing lures must have a high percentage of endurance Because the wire, which made axis of the shine is very thin and may to injure the fishing line. Naturally, use of this threat to swivel mitigated, but the requirement for strength connection remains in force. The third unit (90%) is most famous fishing knot. There are three ways of making it. they differ only in passing the free end through the loop. Once the line is passed through swivel ear with the fingers of the left hand grabs the basis of information received net. Now the free end is spool 5 to 8 times. It is important to windings not one another. You may think usavyrshenstvashpe version it is better to form a twice, but this should not be done. Once the knot is tightened only when the bud is formed.

Knots to

tie a fishing line to a hook

The importance of this type of fishing knot
is clear. However, they must be consistent with the size of hooks used by the thickness of line of the event. The choice of knot depends on the type of hook used - Does it scoop on the end or ends, the ear, bends or small shafts near the eye,and how aggressive fish will go fishing. Ordinary Knot - They are used most often, which does not mean that are bad. The double loop is suitable for small hooks. It can be fastened with hooks and ear and shoulder blade. This Knot is probably most familiar way of tying fishing hooks. Both knots hold well after tightening and allow short-cut the free end. For many fishermen tying this knot with Endurance 95% - 100% easier than tying a clinch. He used not only for the ear hooks, but also thrives on fishing rod and shine, because at least prevent pa proper movement in the water. Paired line winds through ring, and after that make a wide ordinary node. Free loop is transferred through the hook or lure and pull it tight. when tightening must be careful not to snare stand across the ring and lie between. The excess end can be cut short almost knots. Palomar knot is secure, easily and done quickly in all conditions, even by children.

Sailors and Fishing knots, various knots and hitches in Lovely old stuff, part II


knot Video & Instructions

The Improved Clinch Knot

Improved clinch knot or simple clinch knot. Or maybe called cinched knot. You wrap your line around main line 6-7 times then take loose end down through bottom loop and up through loop just made. Moisten line and pull tight. It has NEVER failed for me in 45 years of fishing!! You can also loop through bottom hole twice and up through top loop just made twice...but it bulks it up and is more difficult to tighten down. The simple 7 X around, down and through method works very very well alone. Several variations of a cinch knot where the windings clamp down on the end of the line as it's pulled. Some go twice around the swivel, some don't. three to four windings is good enough.

Knot instructions:

Pass the end of a line twice through the eye of a hook to make a loose round turn, leaving a long working end line. Wrap the working end around the standing part to make 5 to 7 turns and pass the working end through the round turn. Pull on the hook and on the standing part, tightening the turns so that they lie snugly against the eye of the hook. Work the knot into shape, and trim the short end if required.

The basic ones Knots used in small-boat handling.

The knots shown in the accompanying illustrations(below) are the basic ones used in small-boat handling.

A good boatman should be able to tie them, and untie them, rapidly and, if necessary, in the dark.



figure eight knots

are chiefly used to keep an unserved line from fraying or to keep any line from pulling through a block or other aperture.




A strong knot, easy to tie and untie, used for tying two ends of a line together, or two different lines if they are the same circumference. Also used when reefing sail, whence its name. clove hitch. Used for securing a line to a spar or piling. Will not slip either way.

Two half-hitches.

Used for securing a line to a ring bolt or other object, in fact in any situation which calls for securing the line to itself.


An extremely useful knot for putting a temporary bight or loop in the end of a line. It is also the best knot for securing a line to another object, as when towing a dinghy. It can be used as a sling to hoist a man aloft.

Sheet bend


double sheet bend


The sheet bend is used to secure two lines of different sizes or when securing a line to a bight in another line.

The double sheet bend is similarly used when a more secure and permanent attachment is desired.

Braid Leader knot

This join is designed to attach a monofilament leader of the same or greater breaking strength to any polyethylene gelspun super line (SPECTRA) and retaining the manufacturers breaking strain at 100percent.

1. With the rod and reel spooled win the polyethylene gel-spun line in a rod holder, and a short double secured with a Biminu Twist on the end, commence wrapping the monofilament leader with the double as shown.

2.Wrap the double super line around the monoflament leader from six to ten times,less wraps for heavier mono leaders of the same, or only slighty greater breaking strain than the super line, than thread the mono leader tag through the loop on the super line double.

3.Holding the loop, tag and leader as shown at the picture, pull on the super line until the mono leader tag begins to spiral around the wraps to produce the effect shown.

4.When the tag has spiraled tightly around the wraps, let it go and pull the knot tight. This takes a lot of pressure, if it doesn't put up tight, increase the drag setting on your reel intil it does.You may have to experiment a little with the number of wraps to get the knot right because every line leader combination is different.

Double "loop to loop" connections

To attach double lines to wind on leader's, place double line through the loop it the end of the wind on leader, then pass the coiled leader Up through the mono loop of the double line. Repeat this procedure to create a double or triple loop to loop connection. This knot connection is also a superior knot and can be used when connecting SPECTRA lines tied with a 35 wrap Birnini Twist connectcd to mono top shot lines by tying a Bimini Twist in the mono end and connecting to the SPECTRA with a triple loop to loop.

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Fishing Knots

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Fly Fishing Knots

There are many choices for attaching your fly, leader, the right choice of fishing knot is in some ways more essential than in some other types and aspects of angling. This Website cover almost all fly fishing knots and wiith a little practice, a good knot will be tied well every time. See more at:

Angler's Knots

fisherman's Ossel Knot

At the upper end of ossel ropes was this more secure knot which, in contrast to the submerged ossel hitch, had to resist being bashed about on the surface of rough seas.

Pass the working end up at the front, then over and down behind the foundation rope. Bring the end up and diagonally across in front of the standing part and put it down behind the work. Bring the working end up alongside the first wrapping turn and take it for a second, diagonal wrapping turn. To see "How to tie Instructions and Examples"visit this page.

white-water Rescue Knots:

haul systems - Rescue Knots and configurations

Domhoh Fishing Hook Knot


As equally suited to a spade ended hook as those with an up-turned or down-turned eye, this knot is an easily tied alternative to "snelling" Knot.

How to tie :

At First, Pass the end of the line through the eye and make a bight resembling a trombone slide that extends the length of the fishing hook's shank. Then wrap a series of snug tight turns, enclosing both parts of the line together with the shank, and then tuck the end.

Pull upon the standing part to eliminate what remains of the bight, trapping the tag end and tightening the knot. Trim the end.

Domhof knot and Work with No. 10 or No. 8 eyed hooks.

If you do not like to use any hook other than one you have hipped
to the reel line.

I know exactly how I whip the line to my hooks, and if anything is amiss with the whipping I soon notice it, whereas I have seen many variations of factory whippings and, with many of them, I would not know anything was amiss until it was too late. I
use the whipping which has somehow become known as the 'Domhof' knot, and was presumably named 'A' is passed through the eye of the hook and laid in a bight along the shank, passed around the shank and bight four times, and then tucked into the bight.

'A' is held gently as 'B' is pulled to form whipping at eye. Trim 'A', but not too closely, on completion.
after that famous Dutch angler, Frans Domhof. If so it seems rather strange, as this whipping has been used by sailors and professional fishermen for at least a hundred years and long before the time of Frans Domhof. Nevertheless, it is a splendid whipping, which I use extensively and in which I have the greatest confidence.

Large hooks call for a considerably more powerful strike than tiny hooks, but I think there are tremendous advantages in a large hook. A tiny hook stands little chance of keeping a good purchase in the swaggering, head-shaking fight which trout can put up. D.C.F.

Fly fishing Knots

How to minimize the line's strength

Just the simple act of tying a knot in your line reduces the line's strength. And since knots are unavoidable, it's best to pay attention to knots so as to minimize that strength reduction.

- If you're tying a knot in already nicked or weakened line your looking for trouble.

- Tie the knot carefully and give a hardy tug when finished. Don't be shy about testing your knot, if if can't hold up to your pulling it won't hold when a fish is pulling on it while fighting for its life.

- When you're about to tighten a knot, moisten it with saliva. This will reduce friction and allow the knot to snug smoothly.

- A goodly number of knots are nicked when the clippers are used to clip the tag end.

- there is one knot to avoid - the wind knot. Well known and feared by fly fishermen, this is an overhand knot that forms on your line due to casting problems. An overhand knot cuts into itself and dramatically weakens your line.