This section provides information about fishing knots, and a link to the "Animated Knots" website.
Some important fishing knots and their use are listed below. At the bottom of the page is a link to the "Animated Knots" website, which shows you how to tie them.
Improved Clinch Knot - This knot is used to tie your line or leader to a hook, lure, or swivel. It works best with monofilament up to 20 pound test.
Palomar Knot - This knot is also used to tie your line to a hook, lure, or swivel. It is considered an extra strong knot, and is recommended for use with braided line.
Uni Knot - This knot is a versatile knot that can be adapted to many purposes including snelling, connecting hooks, swivels and lures with a loop, and joining two lines.
Albright Knot - This knot is used to join braided line to mono of larger diameter.
Blood Knot - Used to tie or join line or leader together. Thus knot works best when the lines are equal or nearly equal diameter.
Surgeons Loop - This knot is used to make a loop at the end of a line or leader for attaching sinkers or other terminal gear.
Surgeons Knot - This knot is used to join two line of moderately unequal size.
Dropper Loop - The dropper loop creates a loop in a leader that can be used to attach a hook or fly. It is used to build High-Low rigs and provide loops for attaching Teasers.
Snell Knot - This knot is used to attach a leader to a hook that will be used to hold bait.
The Animated Knots website shows you how to tie these and other knots.
Use this link to go to the Animated Knots website: Animated Knots
When you get on the website click on the Knots List. The Knot List includes most fishing knots. When you click on the knot of your choice from the list, a short animation will run showing you how to tie that knot. There is an option for running the animation in slow motion that is very helpful. Provision is also provided to step through the knot step-by-step.
The Animated Knots website include much interesting information on knots. It also includes boating knots.