How Do You Tie a Knot in Braided Fishing Line?

Tying knots in braided fishing line is an important skill for any angler to have. Braided line is often used for both freshwater and saltwater fishing due to its strength and durability. It is also very thin, which makes it a great choice for lures and other baits when you need to cast far. Knowing how to tie a knot in braided line can help you make sure that your tackle stays secure so you can catch the biggest fish.

Step 1: Begin by cutting off the desired length of braided fishing line with scissors or clippers. Make sure that the ends of the line are even, as any unevenness can weaken the strength of your knot.

Step 2: Take one end of the line and loop it around itself twice, forming an “O” shape with each loop.

This will form the base of your knot.

Step 3: Take the other end of the line and thread it through both loops, making sure that it passes through them in opposite directions.

Step 4: Tighten the knot by pulling on both ends of the line in opposite directions until it is secure. Use your fingers to make sure that all parts of the knot are tight and evenly distributed around both loops.

Step 5: Trim off any excess line at the ends with scissors or clippers, leaving enough so that you can still tie additional knots if needed.


Tying knots in braided fishing line may seem intimidating at first, but with a little practice it becomes quite simple. By following these steps, you will be able to tie a secure knot quickly and easily, ensuring that your tackle stays secure and you have more success catching fish!

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Lindsay Collins