The 5 Best Saltwater Fishing Knots And How To Tie Them

The next knot we will mention is the surgeon’s knot. This is a very secure knot, and will work well in a variety of applications. To tie a surgeon’s knot, place two lines, one against the other, and overlap them about 9 inches. Acting as if you have only one line, tie a simple overhand knot. Pull the leader line completely through this overhand loop. Pull the leader through the loop once more. Pull the remaining end through this loop.

Finally, work the knot into the proper shape. This can be performed on two different diameters of lines, and works well to tie on leaders or if you are using braided line with a mono leader for spooky fish in clear waters. If you are tying two lines of disparate sizes, you might want to roll one of the lines on a spool or card so you can pass it through the loop more easily.

When it comes to knots and techniques for them, do take some time to practice them.  Just like tying your shoes used to be difficult to do, with a bit of extra time and work on these, you are sure to see great improvements in your skills and your overall style.  Of course, you may develop others that are your favorite saltwater fishing knots.  Whenever you take the time to learn something new, it may be a bit more difficult than you expect, but work at it!)

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Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

One Response to “The 5 Best Saltwater Fishing Knots And How To Tie Them”

  1. Cesar Aniscol says:

    Me and my friends are avid amateur fishermen from the Philippines. We all like to find ways of improving our fishing techniques which to my belief are far behind the modern way. I find your columns very enlightening and informative. Thank you for keeping us readers updated on these latest in fishing techniques.

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