5 Fishing Knots Every Angler Should Know


If you went fishing a couple of times and managed to catch some fish, don’t start thinking that you are an expert just yet. Anyone who considers themselves a serious angler should master five basic fishing knots.

In case you have been using the same old knot that you learned how to make when you first started fishing, it’s high time that you enhanced your skills.

​Five fishing knots that we consider fundamental are:

  • ​Improved Clinch Knot
  • ​Palomar Knot
  • ​Turtle Knot
  • ​Blood Knot
  • ​Snell Knot

Also, regardless of the knot you decide to use, you have to remember the following things every time you head fishing:

  • In order to make a tight knot and get rid of friction, always wet the line
  • ​To avoid tangled lines or snags, trim the end of the knot
  • ​Take your time; perfection isn't achieved overnight
  • ​Make sure you're using enough line to able to successfully complete the knot

If you want to learn how to make these fishing knots like a pro, as well as to find out what each of them is used for, take a look at the infographic below. The instructions we provided will allow you to master the knotting technique and become a skillful angler in no time.


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  1. Indiana

    May 7, 2019, 2:35 pm

    Thanks a lot for sharing those blog links!

  2. Steve. Glatzer

    June 14, 2019, 9:32 am

    How do you hook up the line for pier fishing

  3. Angler Area

    July 12, 2019, 9:47 am

    Hi Steve, you could use any of the above knots, maybe with the exception of the turtle knot. Our favorite is the snell knot and we’ve had a lot of success with it in freshwater and saltwater fishing. I hope that helps!

  4. Hector Mosquera

    July 15, 2019, 5:10 am

    Thanks for the tips going to give it a try and and see how the results of this are.

  5. Angler Area

    August 13, 2019, 11:08 am

    Tight lines Hector! Feel free to tag us on twitter @AnglerArea with your catches!

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