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Improved  Clinch Knot

Improved Clinch Knot
This is probably one of the most common fishing knots used to attach a hook to a line. The Trilene Knot, which is an improvement over the Improved Clinch Knot, and simply has an added turn through the hook eye.

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Blood Knot

Blood Knot

This knot is a very useful, though sometimes difficult to tie. It is used for attaching two pieces of monofilament together. It can be use for leader tippets, but doesn't hold well if the difference in diameter of the lines being attached is too great.

Trout

Arbor Knot

Arbor Knot

The Arbor Knot is useful for attaching monofilament, or any other line, to the reel itself.

Trout

Palomar Knot

Palomar Knot

Another useful and strong knot to attach the hook to the line

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Uni Knot

Uni Knot

The Uni Knot is another very strong knot, but a bit more difficult to tie than the Improved Clinch Knot.

Trout

Albright Knot

Albright Knot

The Albright is a very useful knot for attaching monofilament to a larger line such as a fly line or backing. Although it can leave an undesirable bump in the line which can get caught in the rod guides or pick up debris off the water, it is relatively fast and easy to tie.

Trout

Nail Knot

Nail Knot

The Nail Knot is probably a better choice for tying fly line to leader. It is more difficult to tie, but when tied properly, it barely leaves a bump in the line to catch on things.

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The knots I have shown above are just a few of the main knots used by fishermen. There are many more. I have not attempted to go to any detailed descriptions or instructions about how to tie them. In most cases, the diagram is probably enough to get you on the right track. Should you like to know more about these knots or about other knots, I have included some very good links to sites on knots. They include full tying instructions and many more useful knots. If you want to learn more, give them a look.

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Striped Bass Trophy Page   new.gif (116 bytes)
Excellent knots page; it even has some animated knots!!

Dave Whitlock -- _Knots_ Putting it All Together_
Good illustrations and explanations
Knots on the Web (Peter Suber)
Knots of every type. Scroll down to "Fishing Knots" for lots of links and Peter's comments

New York Bass Fishing and Freshwater Fishing
Includes nail knot, palomar knot, snell knot, surgeons knot, and Trilene knot.

Fishing Cairns - Queensland - Australia
This is a great site from Down Under. It includes many of the more common knots and lots of knots many fishermen might be unfamiliar with. It also has links to rigs and bait and many more.

Just Bassin'
Great knots page plus lots of great tips and information

Common Fishing Knots
Super diagrams for tying most common fishing knots

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