Tying the King Sling Knot

The King Sling Knot

The King Sling Knot

Designed to add more action to artificials or allow live baits to swim more freely, the king sling uses a series of twists in the leader to create a loop at the eye of a hook or lure. Best used with line testing 20 pounds or less, the knot creates a strong connection for light-tackle anglers. When tying the king sling, always be sure to make a long tag end to accommodate the formation of the loop.Pete Sucheski
The King Sling Knot

The King Sling Knot

Step 1
Pass the tag end of the leader through the eye of the hook or lure. Pull ten inches through, then lay the tag end and standing line next to each other.
Pete Sucheski
The King Sling Knot

The King Sling Knot

Step 2
Form a loop in both lines above the hook or lure. Pinch the loop at the bottom, then twist it six times with the index finger of your opposite hand.
Pete Sucheski
The King Sling Knot

The King Sling Knot

Step 3
Pass the hook or lure through the loop created at the end of the twists. Now is the time to manipulate the knot to set the size of the loop you want. Pull the tag end and standing part of the line to snug the knot. Trim the tag.
Pete Sucheski