5 benefits of using fishing knot tying tools

By Alycia Downs

May 16, 2018

Tie better, stronger, faster knots using fishing knot tying tools. Here are five benefits of using a knot tying tool.

Fishing knot tying tools come in all shapes and sizes and are specifically designed to help you tie common fishing knots quickly and securely. Some tools are designed for tying a specific type of knot, while some are multi-purpose. Don’t be intimidated by the intricate nooks and crannies, most fishing knot tying tools come with instructions or you can find instructional videos online. To explore the array of tools out there, try searching “fishing hook knot tying tool."

Here are five benefits of using fishing knot tying tools:

1. Easy on the Hands

Arthritis, shaky hands, and even poor vision can make knot tying a difficult task. Using a tool allows the mechanism to do the work and provides welcome relief for your hands.

2. Secure Knots

Wimpy knots lose fish! A fishing hook knot tying tool helps you tie perfect, secure fishing knots every time so you don’t end up with loose knots that unravel. 

3. Lightweight and Compact

Most knot tying tools are small in size and constructed of plastic, stainless steel or a combination of the two. Their compact size makes these tools easy to stow in your tackle box or pocket so you can access it quickly when you’re ready to tie lines. 

4. Tie Knots Faster

You know the feeling. Your line broke off and you need to re-tie quickly so you can make another cast at the fish coasting by. Can’t make your fumbling fingers move fast enough? A fishing knot tying tool helps to stabilize your movements so you can tie your knot quickly and get back to fishing.

5. Works With All Types of Line

Saltwater, fly fishing, freshwater; some styles of fishing require different types and diameters of line. From monofilament to braided line and fly line to fluorocarbon, most knot tying tools are multi-purpose and can be used for the needs of any angler.

Watch this video and learn how to tie a nail knot using a fishing knot tying tool.

Now that you’re ready to start knot-tying, brush up on fishing knot basics and easy knots for beginners.

Alycia Downs
Alycia Downs
Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid sportsman who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is actively involved with conservation and fishing non-profit organizations. Visit her personal blog at tideandtale.com or on Instagram @tideandtale.