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Albright Knot Arbor Knot Australian Braid Bimini Twist Blood Knot Davy Knot Double Davy Knot Double Turle Knot Dropper Loop Duncan (Uni) Knot Egg Loop Knot Improved Clinch Nail Knot Non-Slip Mono Orvis Knot Palomar Knot Perfection Loop Rapala Knot San Diego jam Knot Slim Beauty Knot Snell Knot Surgeon's Knot Surgeon's Loop Trilene Knot

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Choosing Knots:

Some Knots are better than others for joining lines of different materials or sizes. The following table provides a short list of recommendations.

Strong Double Line Leader Loop (Claimed 100%)

  • Bimini Twist
  • Australian Braid

Better for Joining Mono Line to Braided

  • Albright.
  • Nail Knot
  • Uni Knot
  • Double Surgeons

Excellent for Small Braided to Large Tippet

  • Slim Beauty

NOT Recommended for Joining Mono Line to Braided

  • Blood Knot

Better for Attaching Braided Line to Lures

  • Palomar
  • Uni Knot

Similar Knots:

Many fishing knots serve almost identical purposes and are interchangeable. Know at least one example in each group.

Attach Line to Hook, or Swivel

  • Improved Clinch
  • Orvis
  • San Diego Jam
  • Trilene
  • Uni Knot

Joining Lines

  • Albright
  • Blood Knot
  • Double Surgeons
  • Nail Knot
  • Slim Beauty

Attaching Line to a Lure

  • Rapala
  • Palomar
  • Surgeon's Loop

Disclaimer: Any activity that involves ropes is potentially hazardous. Lives may be at risk - possibly your own. Considerable attention and effort have been made to ensure that these descriptions are accurate. However, many critical factors cannot be controlled, including: the choice of materials; the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. No responsibility is accepted for incidents arising from the use of this material.

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