sailing knots

Essential Sailing Knots (Step by Step Guide & When To Use)

There are different types of sailing knots, including bowline, clove hitch, stopper knot, cleat hitch, sheet bend, two half hitches, rolling hitch, figure eight knot, and reef knot. Learning how to tie these knots is essential for sailing and anchoring. To master the art, you must frequently practice so as to develop muscle memory. This


How To Tie The Double Palomar Knot

The standard Palomar Knot is hard to beat. However, if you’re looking to add a bit more security to your knot, then we recommend the following. Palomar Knot Strength Analysis The folks over at Salt Strong did a great analysis of the differences between the Palomar, the double, and the improved double. Depending on the

figure eight knot

How To Tie a Figure Eight Knot

Knots are essential to everyday life, from lacing up our shoes to mooring our boats at the docks or an integral way of securing things in place. It’s even used as a euphemism for marriage, unifying two parties as one.  There’s a variety of stopper knots known as a figure 8 knot, which is particularly

How to Tie an Overhand Knot (Complete Guide)

The overhand knot should be at the top of your list; among other knots, you must learn as an angler. It’s ideal for hook lengths, simple, and easy for newbie anglers.  The overhand knot earned the nickname “the simplest of the Single-Strand Stopper Knots.” You can combine two line pieces and push the knots together

fishing knots

10 Best Fishing Knots You Should Know (Go-To Knots of Pros)

Are you looking to improve your fishing game with the right knots? Understanding the art of tying fishing knots is crucial for every angler. It can differ between a successful catch and a disappointing day on the water. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into fishing knots, exploring their significance, how to tie them, and

fishermans knot

How To Tie A Fisherman’s Knot (A Step-by-Step Guide)

May be known to some as the English knot, halibut knot, waterman’s knot, or even as the improved clinch knot, the Fisherman’s Knot is well known to most, if not all, anglers. Over the years, this has gained popularity as one of the easiest knots for fishing. This knot is a proportioned structure with two

Albright Knot

7 Best Saltwater Fishing Knots and How To Tie Them

This is a lineup of the best saltwater fishing knots with step-by-step guides on how to tie each one. There is a link to an in-depth article and a step-by-step video next to each knot. These are the fishing knots every angler needs to know to create the most reliable fishing rigs that will catch even

Albright Knot

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

How to Tie a Non Slip Loop Knot

If you want to give your fly or lure more action to entice fish, you need to master the non-slip loop knot. Also known as the Kreh knot, non-slip mono loop, and non-slip mono knot, this loop knot for lures does not grip the fly or the lure. This allows it to remain flexible, thus

Alberto Knot

How to Tie the Alberto Knot

The best way to join a line to line knot using lines that are of different diameters, such as monofilament or fluoro leaders to braid lines, is with the Alberto knot. Also known as the Crazy Alberto knot, a tribute to the angler who invented it, it is THE go-to knot for both newbies and

loop to loop knot

How to Tie a Loop to Loop Knot

If you want to start fly fishing on the right foot, you need to learn how to tie a loop knot. There is a reason why most fly fishing lines come with a loop-to-loop connection.  Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to tie a loop to loop knot. Loop to Loop Knot Tying Instructions Step

Berkley Braid Knot

How to Tie a Berkley Braid Knot

The Berkley Braid knot is considered to be one of the most reliable braid fishing line knots you can use to connect terminal tackle directly to braided lines. This includes hooks, swivels, and lures that may otherwise slip off and ruin your fishing trip. Created specifically for braided lines that need to be doubled and

riffle hitch

How to Tie a Riffle Hitch

If you love fly fishing for salmon or trout in a river or stream, you need to learn how to tie the Riffle Hitch.  This fishing knot allows the fly to skim across the surface of the water to attract fish that are feeding close to the surface. This is called the rifling hitch fly

Orvis Tippet Knot

How to Tie an Orvis Tippet Knot

Have you ever wondered why the Orvis Tippet Knot is so popular among anglers? Knowing how to tie an effective knot is crucial in fishing, and the Orvis Tippet Knot is a standout choice. This article will guide you through the ins and outs of this essential fishing knot. The Orvis Tippet Knot is an

Sliding Snell Knot

How to Tie a Sliding Snell Knot

Ever found yourself asking, “How do I tie a sliding snell knot?” This knot is a game-changer for any angler, enhancing your fishing experience in ways you might not have imagined. In this guide, we’ll dive deep into the world of the sliding snell knot, offering step-by-step instructions and expert advice. If you know how

Double Snell Knot

How to Tie a Double Snell Knot

The double snell knot or snell rig can be used to increase your hookup ratio significantly by improving the hook set. These knots are great for catching quick, aggressive fish such as bass, catfish, salmon, and carp. Learn how to use this knot to attach two fishing hooks using this method by following these steps: