When starting out fishing, one of the important skills to learn is how to tie fishing knots. Knot tying is not hard, it just requires some practice. There are many types of knots for different purposes like loop knots, line joining knots, and knots for tackle. Knots can be used to join your main line to a leader, or a lure or swivel to your line.
Here are some of the best fishing knot tips to know as a beginner:
When learning how to tie fishing knots, you may see knots referred to with their percentage of breaking strength listed. The breaking strength of a line is the amount of weight or force it takes before it breaks. Fishing line loses some of its breaking strength when it is tied in a knot. Most of the knots presented here are high-percentage knots, which means they weaken the line by a minimal amount.
Some fishing knots are simple to tie, while others are more complicated. If you are just learning how to fish, first learn some of the easy knots for hooks, lures and rigs. As you grow your fishing skills, consider also taking on some more intermediate or advanced knot tying.
The arbor knot is used to tie new line to the reel. It's easy to learn and it doesn't have to be that strong. It is a best fishing knot to try tying first as you will need to add line to your reel before you can fish.
Step by Step Instructions for Arbor Knot:
Now that you have the line on your reel you are ready to learn how to tie hooks, swivels and lures with the other fishing knots.
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