Useful and Popular Fishing Knots
The Albright Knot is most commonly used for joining monofilament lines of unequal diameters, for creating shock leaders and when Bimini Twist is tied in the end of light casting line. It is also use to connect monofilament to wire.
Bend a loop in the tag end of the heavier line and hold between thumb and forefinger of the left hand. Insert the tag end of the lighter line through loop from the top.
Slip tag end of lighter line under your left thumb and pinch it tighter against the heavier strands of the loop. Wrap the first turn of the lighter loop over itself and contiue wrapping toward the round end of the loop. Take at least 12 turns with the lighter line around all 3 strands.
Insert tag end of the lighter line through end of loop from the bottom. It must enter and leave the loop on the same side.
With the thumb and forefinger of the left hand, slide the coils of the lighter line towards the end of the loop, stop 1/8 inch from end of loop. Using pliers pull tage end of lighter line tight to keep coils from slipping off the loop.
With the left hand still holding the heavier line pull on the standing part of the lighter line. Pull the tag end of the lighter line and the standing part a second time. Pull the standing part of the heavy mono and the standing part of the light line.
Trim both tag ends.
The Arbor Knot provides the angler with a quick easy connection for attaching line to a reel spool.
Pass line aroung reel arbor.
Tie an overhand knot around the standing line. Then tie a second overhand knot in the tag line.
Pull tight and snip off the access. snug down first overhand knot to the reel arbor.
Berkley Braid Knot
This knot has been extensively tested by the Berkley R&D Staff and has proven to be one of the best for the new braided lines.
Run double loop through eye of hook or lure.
Loop around end of line and standing part of braided line 8 times. Thread double loop back through the eye and coils.
Tighten knot with an even steady motion without hesitation. Trim double loop and end of braided line leaving 1/4 inches.
Double Surgeon's Knot
This knot is a quick easy way of putting a loop in the end of a leader. It is used as part of a leader becuase of it's strength.
Double the tag end of the line and tie an overhand knot in the doubled line.
Hold the tage end and the standing end of the line in your left hand and bring the loop around and insert throught the overhand knot.
Moisten the knot and pull to tighten
Specialist's Fly Knot
This knot is used to attach a fly to a leader.
Place leader through fly eyelet and slide fly up the leader out of the way before starting the knot.
Make an oval loop and hold each end while wrapping the leader around the loop center 3 or 4 times.
Stick end of leader through loop closest to fly and cinch knot tight
Trim tag end then place the fly through the loop and pull snug
King Sling Knot
This knot is an easy to tie end slip knot which is primarily used as a connection for crank baits. The knot allows the bait to work freely, appearing more lifelike.
Insert tag end of the line through the eye of the artificial bait so that it extends 8 to 10 inches.
Hold the tag end nad the standing line in your left hand and make a loop.
With the bait in your right hand make 4 turns around the tag end and standing line above the loop
Bring Bait Down and Throught the loop
To tighten, hold line above the loop length and pull the tag end and the standing line at the same time. Trim tag end.