Fishing Knot Library: How to Tie Fishing Line With These 11 Knots

Loop knot

Learn how to tie fishing line and choose the best fishing knots to tie hooks, lures and fishing rigs.

These fishing knots can be found on the PRO-KNOT Fishing Knot Tying Instruction Cards, available at Bass Pro Shops website or at your local Bass Pro Shops store.

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PRO-KNOT Fishing Knot Tying Instruction Cards
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Tying Instruction Cards

A fishing knot is nothing more than a series of wraps and loops in a line that results in a strong connection when tightened. These directions refer to the end of the fishing line, which goes to the hook or lure, as the "tag end" and the long end of the line, which goes to the reel, as the "standing line."

Below are links to step by step instructions on how to tie eleven popular fishing line knots such as the uni-knot, surgeon's fishing knot, the palomar fishing knot, the albright special fishing knot, the blood fishing knot, the non-slip loop knot, the improved clinch knot, the double uni fishing line knot, the drooper loop fishing knot, the surgeons end loop fishing knot, and the perfection loop fishing line knot. Choose a knot below to learn more.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Learn How to Tie 11 Fishing Knots

Click the Box to Find Instructions

Join Two Lines Together Make a Loop
in a Line
Attach a Hook,
Fly or Lure to a Line
AlbrightSpecial LibThumb SurgeonsEndLoop LibThumb Palomar LibThumb
BloodKnot LibThumb NonSlipLoop LibThumb ImprovedClinch LibThumb
DoubleUniKnot LibThumb DropperLoop LibThumb UniKnot LibThumb
SurgeonsLoop LibThumb PerfectionLoop LibThumb  




All fishing knots should be wetted carefully before tightening the line! Failure to do this will weaken the knot severely because of the heat generated by friction.

Do you know if Bass Pro Shops sells an app that shows these knots being tied with animation or video? It would make it really easy to follow along.

Hey Johnny, if you want to see how to tie the knots take a screenshot of the knots.You can accomplish that by if on an iPhone press the home button and power button at the same time.if on an android it is either press the volume down button and power or it is the volume up and the power button at the same time. Hope this helps you and keep on fishing