You can’t have much success on the water if you’re not tying good fishing knots.
So, with the help of the Outdoor Sportsman Group family, which owns many outdoor sports-related media properties, including Game & Fish Magazines, as well as help from other YouTube posters,we offer the following roundup of important fishing knots to know.
Some are easy, some not so much, but are effective in avoiding a lost fish once pressure is applied to the end of the line.
Even the most knowledgeable knot-tyer can benefit with the content below.
Here are 10 YouTube videos from OSG companies and elsewhere that may help you on your next trip to the lake.
How To Tie A Palomar Fishing Knot
JP DeRose provides step-by-step instructions for how to properly tie a palomar knot.
How To Tie An Improved Clinch Knot
JP DeRose shows how to tie an improved clinch knot, one of the most popular and useful fishing knots out there.
The Perfect Fishing Knot For Skein
JP DeRose shows how to snell your hook for skein fishing.
Loop Knots: When, Why and How
Reel Time Florida Sportsman host, Capt. George Gozdz, discusses when and why to use loop knots. He also shows how to tie his favorite loop knot.
Tying a Bimini Twist
Andrew Jones joins the FS crew to explain some of the finer points of offshore big game trolling. During this FS Seminar, Jones explains how to tie a bimini twist, a must-know knot for any offshore fisherman.
Improved Albright Knot – Braid to Mono
Reel Time Florida Sportsman host, Capt. George Gozdz teaches us how to tie the improved albright knot. This is a very popular knot for tying monofilament leaders to braid and has excellent breaking strength.
Basic Fishing Knots
Multiple drawings of fishing knots.
How To Tie A Blood Knot
Knot tying video tutorial. Learn how to make a blood knot. Easy step by step instructions in this guide.
Via Catfish and Carp
10 Fishing knots for hooks, lure and swivels
This video explains how to tie a fishing knot; How to tie a palomar knot; how to tie a knotless knot, hot to tie a stopper knot, how to tie a hair rig, how to tie a stinger rig, how to tie an egg loop.
Top 9 Fishing Knots
Knowing how to tie a proper and effective fishing knot is essential…imperative, even. The perfect knot is the single most crucial link between you and your catch.