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How to Tie an Eye Crosser Knot

The Eye Crosser Knot is a simple, but strong terminal knot that can be used with braided, monofilament, or fluorocarbon lines.

Tying the Eye Crosser Fishing Knot

One of the biggest advantages of learning how to tie the Eye Crosser Knot is that it can be tied with any type and weight of fishing line. In addition, Eye Crosser Knot strength is said to be between 90 to 100 percent of the line’s original strength when tied correctly. This particular knot is one of the Knot Wars fishing knots featured in online videos and on television due to its high level of strength and versatility.


To sum up, the Eye Crosser (sometimes referred to as the Double Eye Crosser Knot) is a strong knot that can be used with monofilament, braid, and fluorocarbon to attach your fishing line or leader to a hook or swivel.

How to Tie the Eye Crosser Knot

You can follow these step-by-step instructions to learn how to tie the Eye Crosser Fishing Knot:

  1. Run the line through the eye of the hook twice. Be sure to leave enough of tag end so that you can form a loop.
  2. Wrap the tag end around the two parallel lines created by the loop two to three times.
  3. Pull the standing line to slide the knot down towards the eye of the hook.
  4. Pull the tag and standing end to tighten down the knot (moistening the knot to prevent friction).
  5. Trim the tag end.

As with all other fishing knots, the more you practice tying the Eye Crosser, the quicker you'll be able to tie it.