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Videos - How To Tie A Knot

Here is a collection of videos showing you how to tie a knot, from basic knots to joining lines.

Basic Knots

Grinner Knot

The Grinner Knot is a very strong knot that works with all line types and also braided lines. The breaking strength is close to 100%! It is fairly easy to tie and is mostly used for attaching swivels or 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.

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Improved Clinch Knot

The Improved Clinch Knot is a normal clinch knot with a little improvement to make the clinch knot even more secure. The Improvement is an extra tuck to finalize the knot. The improved clinch knot is used the same way as the ordinary clinch knot to attach a lure, hook or swivel to the line. The improved clinch knot is very popular since it is both strong and easy to tie.

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Trilene Loop

The Trilene Knot is basically a variation of the clinch knot. The Trilene knot is considered a stronger knot since the line goes through the eye twice. It is great for joining monofilament to lures, hooks and swivels. The trilene knot will retain 85-90% of the original line strength and is considered reliable and strong.

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Tucked Half Blood Knot

The Tucked Half Blood Knot is a normal half blood knot where the tag end is tucked in the final step. This will make the knot stronger and prevent it from slipping open. The tucked half blood Knot is used for the same applications as the ordinary half blood knot - to attach hooks, swivels and lures to the line.

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Uni Knot

The Uni Knot is in many ways a great knot. If you only want to learn one knot, then the Uni knot is the one. The Uni knot is an almost complete knot that can be used to attach lures or hooks, for joining lines (double uni knot), snelling hooks and it even works with most superlines. The Uni knot is a multipurpose fishing knot that will prove itself in many situations.

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Loops

End Loop

The End Loop is a loop knot for tying a loop in monofilament. The End Loop is simple and quick to tie and very strong. These benefits make the End Loop a great choice for many situations.

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Figure of 8 Loop

The Figure Of Eight Loop is a quick and easy loop knot that forms an end loop. If the figure of eight loop is tied midline it is called a blood bight knot but the correct name when tied as an end loop is figure of eight loop. It will retain around 70% of the lines breaking strength and can be used to attach hooks, sinkers or droppers.

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Homer Rhode Loop

The Homer Rhode Loop allows lures or flies to move freely and is used when a lure requires to move naturally. It is easily tied and retains around 85% of the lines original breaking strength.

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Rapala Knot

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 brothers also emphasize that the line is attached directly to the eye of the lure without the use of a snap or swivel. Again this is to ensure a natural movement.

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Surgeons Loop

The Surgeon's Loop is a popular loop because it is one of the quickest and easiest loops to tie. The surgeon's loop is also very strong so itís no wonder that it is popular. The surgeon's loop will form a perfect loop at the fishing line. It can be used to make a loop to loop connection or to attach a lure that needs to move freely.

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Joining Lines

Albright Knot

The Albright Knot is considered by many as the best knot for joining two lines of greatly different diameters or different materials. The albright knot is a great choice for attaching 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.

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Blood Knot

The Blood Knot is used to join two similar sized lines. The blood knot maintains a high portion of the line's inherent strength and it is quick and easy to tie.

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Double Grinner Knot

The Double Grinner Knot is a great knot for joining two monofilament lines. The two halves of the knot are tightened independently and that makes the knot easy to handle. The lines can be of both different and similar diameters.

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Slim Beauty Knot

The Slim Beauty Knot is a strong knot that is easier to tie than many of the alternatives. It is used for connecting monofilament to a heavier leader. The slim beauty knot retains around 85% of the lines original breaking strength.

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Surgeonís Knot

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 different materials and works just as well with lines of similar materials. The surgeon's knot is quick to tie and so easy that it can be tied easily in the dark. It retains nearly 100% breaking strength. All in all a great knot.

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