Best Knots for Braided Fishing Line

Best Knots for Braided Fishing Line
Braided fishing line has some characteristics that can make it a great choice for certain fishing situations. If you are looking for a fishing line that is very strong, does not stretch, floats, and has a slick surface, then a braided line is a good choice. However, keep in mind that braided line is very different than traditional mono-filament lines, and because of this you may need to use some knots that are particularly well suited for it.

The Braid Knot

The braid knot is one that is a good choice when you are making a line to hook connection. To tie this knot, first take the end of the line, double it back and lay it on top of itself in order to form a loop. Take this loop you have made and thread it through the eye of the hook. Grasp the loop and grasp it as though it were one piece of line, wrap it around the standing part of the line seven or eight times. Now thread the loop back through the spot between the eye of the hook and the first wrap. Pull the knot tight, and trim off the tag end.

The Triple Palomar Knot

One of the strongest knots for braided line, the triple palomar knot is also used for the line to hook connection. It has been shown to achieve up to 99 percent of line strength. Form a loop and thread it through the eye of the hook. Wrap it two times around the standing line, and then bring the entire hook through the loop. Tighten this knot by first pulling on the standing line, then trim off the excess on the tag end.

The Double Uni Knot

Fishermen need a knot to joint two pieces of line together, and the double uni knot works well for braided line in this capacity. Lay the two lines to be joined opposite one another, and overlap them by about 6 inches. Make three turns with the tag end of one of the pieces over the two lines and back through the loop that you created by starting these wraps. Pull on the tag end to tighten this up. Do the same thing with the opposite line's tag end--make three turns, through the loop and pull tight. Lubricate the line that is between the two knots you have just made and tighten them up by pulling the lines on each side of the knot in opposite directions. Trim the tag ends and you are finished.

Article Written By Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith began writing for Demand Studios in May of 2009 and has since written over 1400 articles for them. He also writes for "The College Baseball Newsletter." He attended the University of New Mexico, and has more than 25 years of experience in the business world.

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