How to Tie Fishing Knots

Learn from the Salt Water Sportsman editorial staff how to tie the most popular fishing knots, from the basics to the more complex

Fundamental to successful fishing is learning how to tie fishing knots. Presented here, a wide variety of knots that cover most situations anglers encounter, including the strongest fishing knots, the easiest fishing knots, fly-fishing knots, mono-to-mono knots, leader to lure, and mono to braid fishing knots. These knots offer varying levels of difficulty for a range of applications. Whether you’re a novice or a veteran, this section has something to offer.

These fishing knot videos will help you master each of the most essential fishing knots. It might be a blood knot, the slim beauty knot, the non-slip loop knot, or others you want to either learn from scratch or fine tune.

The knots cover a range of purposes. Most anglers settle on just a few that get the job done, and can be tied easily and quickly on the water. If you’re new to fishing, learn some of the easy fishing knots first. Once you have your go-to collection mastered, add one or two specialty knots that you find useful. Few anglers know them all or use them all. The point is to use a few of them well and reliably. Practice makes perfect, and perfect fishing knots equal more success.


Fishing Knot Video Tutorials

How to Tie a Snell Knot

Snelled hooks offer maximum strength, provide a straight pull through the hook shank and telegraph bites quickly up the line.