Tying a knot on a fishing line is an essential skill for any avid angler. Not only does it secure the hook, swivel and other tackle to the line, but it also helps prevent the line from slipping off of the hook and becoming tangled.
Although there are many different kinds of knots used for various types of fishing, one of the most basic knots is known as the simple knot. The simple knot is easy to tie and can be used for most standard fishing applications.
To tie a simple knot on a fishing line, start by doubling up about 6 inches of your fishing line and holding it together in one hand. Then take the end of the doubled-up portion and create a small loop with it.
Next, take your hook or tackle item and pass it through the loop from front to back. Pull both ends of your loop tight, making sure that they are even on both sides. Then take one end of the loop and wrap it around both sides several times before passing it back through itself.
Now take both ends of the line in either hand and pull them tight until you feel resistance. This will ensure that your knot is secure and will hold up against any kind of movement or pressure that might be exerted on your line while fishing. Once you have tied your knot securely, trim off any extra line with scissors or a knife.
Tying a simple knot on a fishing line is an important skill for any angler to have in their arsenal. The simple knot is easy to learn, durable enough for most standard applications and can be tied quickly with just a few steps. With practice, anglers can become experts at tying this basic knot, ensuring that their lines remain secure during their time out on the water.