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The knots you tie are critical to your success when learning how to fish. After all, your line is all that connects you to the fish you're patiently waiting to catch; no one wants to lose a potential catch due to a poorly tied (or chosen) knot.
One of the first things new anglers need to know about fishing knots is that there are literally dozens of different types, even hundreds by the time you add in all the variations. The second thing new anglers need to know is that they can enjoy a great day of catching fish just by learning the four basic fishing knots listed below:
The Palomar Knot is, hands down, the most popular of the easy fishing knots. Not only is it one of the strongest on the list of knots, it is also one of the easiest fishing knots to master. This type of knot is best suited for securing your hook with braided fishing line. Learn how to tie a Palomar Knot:
Fishing Knots: How Tie a Palomar Fishing Knot
The Rapala knot is best of the easy fishing knots for attaching lures to fluorocarbon lines. Named for the company that invented this knot, it can be expertly tied with just five simple steps:
This style of knot is best for monofilament and terminal tackle, but it’s a versatile knot and can be used in a range of fishing scenarios. Hangman is one of the easy fish hook knots and it’s great for attaching your line to your reel.
If the Palomar knot is the easiest knot for securing line to hoot, the surgeon’s knot (or double surgeon’s knot) is without question the easiest fishing knot to use when joining lines of different weight.
With these knot-tying tips, you should now know how to tie fishing knots easily. Which of these easy knots will you use on your next fishing trip? Learn about other types of fishing knots and fishing rigs in our next section.
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