How to Tie Braided Fishing Line Knots

How to Tie Braided Fishing Line Knots
Braided line offers low stretch, abrasion resistance and high strength in a diameter that is smaller than monofilament, according to the Cortland Line website. Because of braided line's small diameter, it is important to use a knot that will not slip and will take advantage of this line's great breaking strength. While there are many knots that one can use, the uni-knot stands out from the rest for its ease of tying and great strength. Tied correctly, this knot will hold 90 percent to 100 percent of the line's breakage strength.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

How to Tie Braided Fishing Line Knots

Things You’ll Need:
  • Hook or lure Nail clippers
  • Hook or lure
  • Nail clippers
Step 1
Pass 8 inches of line through the lure or hook eyelet. Run the tag end back toward the eyelet. Pinch the tag end with your thumb and forefinger against the doubled line to form a loop.
Step 2
Grasp the tag end and make six wraps around the doubled line. Ensure the wraps begin at the eyelet and work up the line. It is important to have six full wraps in order for this knot to have its full strength.
Step 3
Grasp the tag end in one hand and the standing line in the other hand. Moisten the knot with saliva or water.
Step 4
Pull both ends to tighten the knot. Make sure the wraps are seated tightly next to each other. Tighten until the wraps are snug against the eyelet. Trim the tag end 1/8-inch from the knot with the nail clippers.

Tips & Warnings

Use caution when working around hooks.

Article Written By Daniel Ray

Daniel Ray has been writing for over 15 years. He has been published in "Florida Sportsman" magazine. He holds an FAA airframe and powerplant license and FCC radiotelephone license, and is also a licensed private pilot. He attended the University of South Florida.

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