How to tie Fishing Knots

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How to tie commonly used fishing knots in New Zealand.

Albright Knot

Uses: The Albright Knot is used for joining different types of fishing line such as Monofilament to Braid, or Braid to Wire.  Often used to tie the backing line to the fly line.

Palomar Knot

Uses: The Palomar Knot is a simple, but strong and reliable knot for attaching a line to a hook, or a fly to a leader or tippet.

Dropper Loop

Uses:  The Dropper Loop creates a loop that stands out at right angles to the middle of a length of line, most often used in the construction of ledger rigs.

Uni Knot

Uses:  The Uni knot is a versatile loop knot that can be used from tying a hook onto a line to joining two line ( double Uni).

Orvis Knot

Uses:  The Orvis knot is a great knot for tying a hook onto a line.

Improved Clinch Knot

Uses:  The Clinch knot is probably the most used knot for tying a hook, swivel or lure onto a line.

Nail Knot

Uses:  The Nail knot is a great knot to connect lines of different diameters. The knot is most often used to connect a fly line to the leader or backing line to the fly line.

Blood Knot

Uses:  The Blood knot is most often used when joining lines of similar diameter.

Bimini Twist Knot

Uses:  The Bimini Twist is used to create a strong loop for use as a double-line leader on the end of a fishing line that can then be used for a loop-to-loop connection.

Snell Knot

Uses:  The Snell Knot is a very popular deepwater angler knot that allows the leader, or tippet, to be directly tied to a baited hook. The knot aligns the line with the shank of the hook.