How to Tie an Albright Knot

Also known as the Albright Special Knot, the Albright Knot is a favorite knot used by anglers to tie two different fishing lines together that are made from different materials and vary in diameter. It’s typically used to complete a braid to mono knot and a braid to leader knot connection.

It’s important to note the similarities between the Albright and the Alberto knots. The mechanics are similar, but the wrappings are a tad different. Some will say they are the same knot, to which we say pick the one you like and use it.

Tying the Albright Knot

albright knot

Step 1

Make a loop in the thicker fishing line and run about 10 inches of the lighter line through the loop. 

Step 2

Hold the fishing lines between your thumb and index finger and then wrap the lighter fishing line over itself and the strands of the loop as well.

Step 3

Make at least ten tight wraps with the lines and feed the tag end of the fishing line through and out of the loop from the same side as it entered. 

Step 4

Hold the ends of the heavier fishing line and slide the wraps right till the end of the loop. Pull the string tight and cut the tag end closed to complete the knot. 

how to tie an albright knot
Bemep using an Albright Knot to catch half a fish Source: Bemep
YouTube video

Other Ways of Tying

  • Improved Albright Knot – This can be used to connect the mainline to the leader and is ideal for mono to mono, tying braid to mono and braid to fluoro connections.  
  • Double Albright Knot – Considered to be stronger than the Albright, but it is more challenging to complete in comparison.
  • Modified Albright Knot – Also known as the Alberto knot, it goes through guides easily but can be difficult to tighten.
  • Reverse Albright – Also known as the Worm Knot, the Reverse Albright can be used to create a connection between a leader and a braided line. 

FG Knot vs. Albright

The FG fishing knot is a great way to connect the leader to the mainline and is reliable when used with mono, braid, and fluorocarbon. However, unlike the Albright knot, it can maintain 100% of line strength. Out of the two fishing knots, Albright is the easiest to create. 


  • It is the ideal knot if you want to learn how to tie braid to mono and how to tie a leader to braid. 
  • Versatile compared to other fishing knots. 
  • Has a slim profile, so is unobtrusive in the water while you are fishing.


  • It can slip if it is used to make a braid to fluoro connection. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Albright knot good?

The Albright knot is considered to be one of the best for tying two different fishing lines together.

What can this knot be used for?

The Albright knot is perfect for tying two different fishing lines together.

What other knots are better than this one?

The Improved Albright and the FG Knot are considered better knots. However, they are more difficult to tie.

Jon Stenstrom
Founder & Angler
Jon Stenstrom is a fishing enthusiast. He has over 25 years of fishing experience, and 6 years of spearfishing experience, and is currently learning how to boat. Jon has his Open Water PADI Certification and FII Freediver Level 1 Certification. Jon has traveled the world to fish and dive, most notably in the Great Barrier Reef, Baja Mexico, Thailand, and Malaysia. More Articles
× How can we improve it?
× Thanks for your feedback!

We're always looking to improve our articles to help you become an even better fisherman.

While you're here, why not follow us on Facebook and YouTube? Facebook YouTube
Articles » Fishing Knots » How to Tie an Albright Knot