How Do You Tie Fishing Line to an Existing Line?

Tying a fishing line to an existing line is a relatively simple task, but it’s important to know the correct technique in order to ensure your knot is secure. There are several different knots that can be used for this purpose, but the most reliable are the improved clinch knot and the surgeon’s knot.

Both of these knots are easy to tie and create a strong connection between two lines.

To tie an improved clinch knot, begin by threading the end of your existing line through the eye of your fishing hook or lure. Then, take your new line and pass it through the eye from the opposite direction.

Next, wrap the new line around itself 5-6 times and pass it back through the loop created by wrapping it around itself (this will form a secure knot). Finally, pull both ends of both lines tight and moisten with saliva or water before tightening further.

The surgeon’s knot is another great choice for connecting two lines together. Begin by overlapping both ends of each line together so that you have four ends in total.

Then, tie an overhand knot with all four strands. Finally, tighten each end separately while ensuring that all four strands remain within the overhand knot.

Tying a fishing line to an existing line is an important skill for any angler to have in their arsenal. The improved clinch knot and surgeon’s knot are two of the most reliable knots for this purpose, as they create a strong connection between two lines that won’t easily come undone. With practice and patience anyone can quickly learn how to tie these knots correctly and securely!

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Lindsay Collins