Tying two fishing lines together is a handy skill to know, whether you’re trying to make your line stronger or just extend its length. There are a few different ways to go about it, but the most versatile and reliable method is known as the Albright knot. This knot can be used to tie monofilament to braided line, or braided line to leader material, making it ideal for just about any situation.
Here’s how to tie an Albright knot:
Start by threading one line through the eye of the other. Then, make a loop around both lines with one end of the first line (the end that’s already through the eye). Next, wrap this around again, making sure to keep the loop tight, and pass it through the hole. Finally, pull both lines tight and trim the excess.
You can watch a video tutorial on how to tie an Albright knot here:
The Clinch Knot: Form a loop in one of the lines, then form a second loop in the other line. Pass the end of the first loop through the second loop. Wet the line and pull tight.
The Surgeon’s Knot: Make a loop in one of the lines and make another loop about twice as large as the other line. Pass the end of the first loop through the second loop. Wet both loops and pull tight. You now have two joined fishing lines!
There are a few ways to do this, but the most popular is the Blood Knot. The easiest way to remember how to tie a Blood Knot is to think of it as two half hitches.
To tie a Blood Knot:
- Take one line in each hand and twist them around each other 4 or 5 times (it doesn’t have to be precise)
- Now hold on to both of those loops with one hand and use your other hand to poke your thumbs through the loops like you’re making fists.
- Twist your hands in opposite directions while holding on to the loops (this will cause the lines inside the loops to tighten)
- Hold on tight and pull both lines away from each other until the knot is tight.
- Trim the ends off close to the knot.
The Blood Knot is one of the strongest knots for tying lines together and it’s fairly easy to learn. It’s a good knot to use for fishing because it’s strong and can handle a lot of tension.
A popular method is the Yosemite Sam knot. To tie the Yosemite Sam knot, tie a regular knot with one of the lines, and then do a second loop with the other line around the first line. Pull both loops tight, and you’re done!
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