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Fishing Knot For Fishing Tackle - Tying Tutorial

If you are sick of losing terminal fishing tackle and big fish perhaps it is your fishing knots letting you down.

Each of the fishing knots in this tying tutorial have been tested by commercial fishermen and kite fishers over the years.

The first four are suitable for joining and maintaining kite and longline fishing tackle and are also ideal for light tackle fishing.

Remember, your expensive terminal fishing tackle - and that big fish - is only as safe as your weakest knot.

New Uni With Catspaw   Spectra Fishing Knot

Fishing tackle box always empty, losing too many jigs, lures and good fish? This fishing knot will last for years on terminal fishing tackle.

Fishing Knots Photo  

Recently we discovered a new spectra fishing line knot which we feel is about as good as it gets. Almost too simple!

Spectra Splice Photo
Swivel Knots How To Tie Spectra
The New Uni   A Better Blood Loop

A different uni that has the advantage that it can be pulled up as a noose. A top knot for light tackle fishing

Photo Swivel Fishing Tackle  

Why risk losing fishing tackle with weak blood loops? Tie this incredibly strong dropper loop for your bass fishing tackle.

kiwi loop for fishing tackle Photo
Light Tackle Uni Knots Platted knots
Braid Loop   How to Snell Fish Hooks

For braided shock cords kite rigs wherever a nylon fishing line is subjected to a 3 way pull. One of the better braided line loops.

Fishing Tackle Photo  

Snelling fish hooks give improved catch rates and only takes seconds per hook. It is much stronger than tying fishing hooks.

Fishing Hook Pic
Braid Loop Fishing Snell
Tie Traces to Length   Crimped Joins

How to tie all the traces exactly the right length for a trace rack or holder. Every thing you need plus tying instructions.


How to make a correct crimped join for heavy fishing tackle. Ideal on joining very heavy nylon lines together and deep sea fishing.

Crimped Join Pic
Tying Traces Crimp Join
Blood Knot   Conventional Uni

Quick knots for joining lines when you need to join fishing lines and are not too worried about knot strength or fishing tackle loss.

Blood Knot Tackle Join Photo  

A very popular, moderately strong, nylon line join mainly used for attaching the trace to the swivel and terminal fishing tackle.

Swivel Tackle Photo
Blood Knot Uni
Clinch Improved Clinch   Bimini Twist

The clinch, and improved clinch, are other ways of attaching the trace line to the terminal fishing tackle.

Clinch to Swivel Photo  

A bimini twist for putting a loop in spectra braid fishing line. Check out our video on our new bimini twist fishing knot tying machine

Bimini Twist Fishing Knot Tying Machine Video Clip
Two Clinches Bimini Twist Movie
Tying Eyeless Hooks    

Tying fish hooks that have no eyes is fairly easy. This video shows two methods in braid and one for tying eyeless hooks with nylon

Tying Eyeless fish hooks
Tying Eyeless Fish Hooks  


The first five saltwater fishing knots are the same as those used by PFK to tie all of their kite and longline fishing tackle.

Not only are they very strong, they are also very durable so don't need to be re-tied as often as most conventional joins.

The nylon coils on the first five knots illustrated above actually lock in such a way that the nylon line does not cut into itself or continue tightening up and weakening itself after they have been set.

Our tying instructions are easy to follow, simply click the link to find out how to tie a fishing knot.

The saltwater fishing knots have been extensively tested over many years and most are employed by commercial fishermen in New Zealand.




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