How Do You Tie a Knot for Braided Fishing Line?

Tying a knot for braided fishing line can be a bit more complicated than a regular monofilament knot. Braided line is made of multiple strands of material that are woven together, making it more difficult to tie securely.

However, by following the steps below you can learn how to tie a knot for braided fishing line that will be strong and reliable.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Braided fishing line
  • Sharp scissors
  • Lighter or matches (optional)


  1. Cut the braided fishing line. When preparing to tie a knot in your braid, it is important to cut the line at an angle. This will help create a point that is easier to work with when tying the knot.
  2. Tightly wrap the braid around your desired object. This could be a hook, sinker or lure that you plan on using, or even your finger. It is important to make sure the wraps are tight and secure so that the knot does not slip.
  3. Tie an overhand knot. Take one end of the braid and loop it over and around itself before pulling it through the center of the loop. Pull both ends of the braid tight to secure this portion of the knot.
  4. Tie another overhand knot. Repeat this step with the other end of the braid by looping it around itself and pulling it through its center. Make sure both knots are as tight as possible before proceeding with this step.
  5. (Optional) Melt and cool each end of the braid.

    If desired, you can use a lighter or matches to melt each end of your braid after tying both knots. This will help prevent fraying and make your knots extra secure.


By following these steps you can easily learn how to tie a knot for braided fishing line. It may take some practice but once you have mastered these techniques you will have reliable knots that won’t slip or come undone when out on your next fishing adventure!

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Michael Allen