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CHOOSE THE BEST FISHING KNOT TO TIE HOOKS, LURES AND RIGS
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When it comes time to learn how to tie a fishing hook, lure or anything else on the end of your line, you want to choose something that will be strong enough to hold against the fish you wish to catch. Because there are so many types of fishing knots, there may be more than one best fishing knot for each situation.
The below fishing knots are tested and proven to offer at least 90 percent of the original line strength when tying tackle (lures, swivels, sinkers, bobbers, etc.) to a line. You don’t have to learn all of them. But sometimes learning a complicated knot can be challenging and rewarding. First, learn how to tie a fishing hook with some of the basic knots that allow you to simply enjoy your hobby.
Improved Clinch Knot (Skill Level – Easy)
An illustration of an improved clinch knot, one of the most popular fishing knots
If you are looking for the best fishing knots for securing your line to a lure, swivel, clip, or artificial fly, consider learning the popular Improved Clinch Knot. It offers up to 95 percent of the original line strength. The key is to make five turns of the tag end around the standing end before running the tag end back through the formed loop.
Thread the line through the eye of the hook or lure leaving about 6-12 inches of line
Leaving a small space between the line and the hook eye, twist the tag end around the standing line five times
Pass the tag end back through the small space you made near the hook eye
Then run the tag end back through the second loop you created in step 3
Pull both the standing line and the tag end slowly away from hook
Moisten your lines with saliva or water
Pull only the standing line firmly away from the hook