How to Tie the Blood Knot

If you plan on building your own leaders, knowing how to tie a blood knot is essential.

The blood knot is used to join two lines of equal or similar diameter, such as in a tapered fly leader, or when replacing a portion of the line or topshot on the reel without having to replace all of it.

Once you've learned how to tie the blood knot, see if you can tie other popular fishing knots in our video library.