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Contrary to popular belief, line and hook fishing is not just about sitting idly by while waiting for a fish to take your bait. Prior to getting on the water, it’s crucial to learn the different types of fishing knots and when to use each when on the water. By making yourself a bit more knowledgeable, you won’t just have a good fishing trip, but you’ll have a safer and more successful one too!
Here are five fishing knots that you should master to make your first fishing trip fun and exciting.
Also known as the Clinch Knot, the Fisherman’s Knot is one of the strongest and easiest knots to learn. This particular kind of knot is used for tying a line to a hook.
Like the Fisherman’s Knot, the Palomar Knot is used to tie a line to the hook. In many cases, the Palomar Knot is even stronger than the Fisherman’s Knot because it has fewer twists and kinks.
The Blood Knot is used to join two sections of one line together, to either extend the range or repair a broken line without compromising on its integrity.
The tucked sheet bend is used to attach a line to a leader loop or a snelled hook to a line.
The turle knot is preferred if you are using a thin line with a small hook.
Knowing how to tie your knots properly is an essential part of fishing. After all, you don't want to waste all that time waiting for the fish to snap on to your lure, only to have your line fail because of an improperly tied knot.
To make for an easier time in setting up your own tackle or swivel, it’s a good idea to get yourself a multi-fishing tool, such as Ross Bain’s Hook-Eze! The Hook-Eze prevents injury by covering the barb, contains a built-in line cutter, and can be clipped to your rod for easy storage. Shop now and experience the benefit of never losing fish to an improperly-tied knot again!