Three Fishing Knots to Learn

There’s a lot that goes into catching the best fish possible, from the right rods and reels to presentation and location. But the type of fishing knot you use is one of the most important factors for a successful catch. So what are the best knots to learn and master?

Improved clinch knot

Also known as the “fisherman’s knot,” the improved clinch is a great all-purpose knot that can be tied quickly and works well for most low-impact and recreational presentations. Use it to tie on live-bait, small lures and rigs for panfishing. This knot is a great choice for beginners and recreational fishers. It’s also an easy knot for kids to learn.

Snell knot

Though originally designed for live bait fishing, snell knots are actually ideal for flipping and pitching. The knot attaches at the hook shank instead of the eye, which provides maximum rotation and increases penetration on the hook set, giving it a pendulum effect when tied properly.

Albright slip knot

The Albright slip knot is the best choice for tying two lines together. It is most often used for securing a fluorocarbon leader to a braided main line. The Albright is a strong knot and small enough to easily slide through rod guides. It can be difficult to tie, so it is not ideal for beginners.

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