Fishing Knots & More
Basic Fishing Knots
Lots Of Knots!
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The Clinch Knot is simple and is probably the most popular fishing knot for attaching a line to a lure, hook or swivel. When tied properly the clinch knot is very strong with a breaking strength around 95%.The Clinch knot work well for medium sized lines (6 lb – 30 lb). It is a perfect knot to choose for most lures.
The Dropper loop is a classic loop knot which is often used on multi-hook fishing lines and bait rigs. The dropper loop is also often used by fly fishermen to attach an extra fly to the leader. The dropper loop can be created in the middle of a the fishing line and forms a loop which is off to the side of the line.
The Grinner Knot is a very strong knot that works with all line types also braided lines. The breaking strenght is close to 100 percent. It is fairly easy to tie and is mostly used for attacing swivels og hooks to the line. The grinner knot can be used for lures too. All in all a great allround knot to have in the fishing knot arsenal.
The Palomar Knot is both quick an easy to tie. It is also very strong and therefor a very popular fishing knot. The only downside is that the palomar knot uses a little more line than other similar fishing knots. So if used in a tapered leader it will shorten the line more quickly. But when the palomar knot is used with small lures, hooks and swivels it is superior to many other fishing knots for being quick, easy and very strong. Also the palomar is so simple that it can be tied in the dark.
The Perfection Loop is a great knot for tying a small loop at the end of the line. The Perfection Loop is perfectly in line with the standing part of the leader and it is both quick and easy to tie.
The Rapala Knot is the knot that the Rapala brothers recommend to use with Rapala lures. The Rapala Knot attaches the lure with a loop at the end of the line. The loop will allow the lure to move freely and naturally. The Rapala brother also emphasize that the line is attached directly to the eye of the lure without the use of a snap or swirvel. Again this is to insure a natural movement.
The Uni Knot is in many ways a great knot. If you only wan’t to learn one knot then the uni knot is the one to learn. The uni not is an almost complete knot that can be used to attache lures or hooks, for joing lines (double uni knot), snelling hooks and it even works with most superlines. The Uni knot is a multipurpose fishing knot that will prove it self in many situations.
The Albright Knot is by many considered the best knot for joining two lines of greatly differnt diameters or different materials. The albright knot is a great choice for attacing monofilament to braided line. In fly fishing it is often used to join the fly line with the backing line but it can be used whenever you need to tie two fishing lines together.
The Blood Knot is used to join two similar size lines. The blood knot maintains a high portion of the line’s inherent strength and it is quick and easy to tie. In fly fishing it is often used when joining sections of leader together.
Double Paragun Knot
The Double Paragun Knot is a great knot for joining two monofilament lines. The two halves of the knot are tightened independently and that makes the not easy to handle. The lines can be of both different and similar diameters.
The Surgeon’s Knot is a great multipurpose knot. The surgeon’s knot can be used for joining lines of both similar and different size. It can also be used with lines of differnt materials and works just as fine with lines of similar materials. The sugeon’s knot is quick to tie and so easy that it can be tied easily in the dark. It retains nearly 100 percent breaking strenght. All in all a great knot.