How Do You Join Two Pieces of Fishing Line Together?

Joining two pieces of fishing line together is an essential skill for any serious angler. If you’re going to fish with multiple rods, you need to be able to join two lines in order to make a longer one so that you can cast farther and have more control over where your bait goes. There are several different methods for joining fishing lines depending on the type of line and what kind of knot you want to use.

Knotless Connectors

Knotless connectors are a quick and easy way to join two lines without having to tie knots. These connectors consist of two metal clips that are joined together with a rubber band.

To attach two lines, simply place the end of one line into one clip and the end of the other line into the other clip. Then pull tight on both ends until the rubber band is secure. Knotless connectors are great for joining monofilament lines, but not recommended for braided or fluorocarbon lines.

Albright Knot

The Albright Knot is a reliable knot that can be used to join monofilament, fluorocarbon, or braided fishing line. This knot is a bit more difficult than others, as it requires a few extra steps in order to make it secure.

To tie an Albright Knot, start by doubling up one end of the line so that there’s an “X” shape at the point where the two lines meet. Then fold the doubled-up portion over itself twice before wrapping it around both ends of the other line three times. Finally, pull tight on both ends until the knot is secure.


The Uni-Knot is another great option for joining two pieces of fishing line together. This knot is similar to an Albright Knot but much simpler and easier to tie.

To tie a Uni-Knot start by tying an overhand knot at one end of each piece of line. Next, take one end and pass it through the loop created by the overhand knot on the other end before pulling it tight. Finally, repeat this step for both ends until you have a secure connection.

No matter which method you choose for joining your fishing lines together, make sure that you practice tying these knots beforehand so that you can do it quickly and efficiently when out on the water.


Joining two pieces of fishing line together can be done quickly and easily with either knotless connectors or knots such as The Albright Knot or Uni-Knot. Whichever method you choose make sure that you practice beforehand so that you can join your lines quickly and securely when out on the water.

Photo of author

Lindsay Collins