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4 Knots Every Angler Should Know

Posted on October 18 2017

Whether your fly, bait, or spin fishing you're going to have to know how to tie several kinds of knots. In this list you'll find four basics to help you attached a lure, fly, or hook to your line.

1) Improved Clinch Knot

This is one of the most widely used knots in the angling world and is meant to be used with lighter lines. With this improved version, the extra tuck on the final turn makes it stronger.

2) Uni Knot

Also known as the Grinner Knot, the Uni is similar to the Clinch Knot, but is easier to tie. Use this one to secure hooks and lures to the end of the line.

3) Surgeon's Knot

Use this knot when tying your leader to your tippet. It's effective in this regard since the lines don't have matching thickness.

4) Dropper Loop Knot

As you just saw, the dropper loop knot is ideal when adding additional baits or jigs to the middle of the line and it's simple to make.

Now that you've been refreshed on the basic knots and how to tie them, practice using them before you head out to the water. That way you can spend less time tying and more time catching.