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How to Tie a Jansik Knot

If you are wondering which strong fishing knots are best for tying light fishing lines to hooks or lures, learn how to tie the Jansik knot step by step. This terminal knot, also called the Jansik special knot, is a fast and easy knot to tie.

When to Use the Jansik Knot

The Jansik knot, sometimes referred to as the Jansik special knot, is one of the strongest fishing knots you can tie with light monofilament or fluorocarbon fishing lines. In fact, the Jansik knot strength rating is close to 100 percent. This knot can also be a particularly good knot to learn if you fish at night because the knot is simple to tie in the dark or in low light conditions.

Steps to Tie the Jansik Knot

If you want to learn to tie the Jansik, or Jansik special knot, just follow these steps:

  1. Run about five inches of line through the eye of your hook or fishing lure. Bring the line around in a loop and run it through the eye of the hook a second time.
  2. Make a second loop, that runs parallel with the first, and pass the end of the line through the fishing hook eye or lure a third time.
  3. Bring the standing end of the line over the top of the two loops.
  4. Bring the tag end around in a third loop and then wrap it three times around the three parallel lines.
  5. Hold the fish hook or lure with pliers while holding the standing line and tag end. Pull on the pliers, the standing end, and the tag end to tighten down the knot.

You can watch an online video, or do a search for "strong knots for hooks" and "strong fishing knot hooks," if you want to practice tying the Jansik or Jansik special knot.