The fishing line is a very durable material that is used for good reason in fishing. But its strength also largely depends on the knot with which you attach it to the hook. Sturdy and easy-to-make knots are always a must if you are going fishing. In this article, you can find instructions for several of these nodes, which can be useful in different situations.
This knot will come in handy if you are fishing with ultra-light artificial bait. Tie a figure eight knot about 20 cm from the end of the line. Now thread the free end of the fishing line into the ring, then thread the same end into the eight knot.
Then wrap the free end of the line around the main line several times (three or four turns will be enough). Now pass the free end through the knot again, and then into the loop that has formed. Now tighten the knot, then moisten with water and tighten again while pulling on both ends of the line.
This is a pretty sturdy knot that will allow you to attach hooks or swivels to the line. Pass the end of the line through the ring twice. Now clamp the formed loops between your fingers. Wrap the free end of the line several times around the main one, pass the free end through the loop sandwiched between the fingers.
Now pull the free end through the loop that you made, pull on the ends of the line to fix the knot. Now wet the knot with water and pull on the two ends of the line - the free one and the main one. Your node is ready.
This is a double knot that works well for braided line baits. Fold the fishing line in half, pass it through the ring. Now with the folded line, make eight turns around the main line and the free end, pass the line, folded in half, through the loop formed between the swivel and the turns made. Tighten your knot, and cut the folded line a few millimeters from the resulting knot.
This node is called "Blood". Cross the two fishing lines so that the free ends are about 15 cm. Place where the fishing lines cross between your thumb and forefinger, wrap the right free end around the main fishing line several times. Now run the right end through the intersection that you pinched between your fingers.
Hold the right half of the knot between your thumb and forefinger, wrap the other end around the main line several times. Pull the left end through the intersection of the lines, and then through the resulting loop. Pull both ends of the line at once, dampen the knot with water and tighten again. Then cut off the excess lines.