What Is the Best Knot to Tie Fishing Line to a Reel?

Fishing is a popular pastime enjoyed by many around the world. It is also a great way to relax and appreciate nature.

But to be successful, you need to have the right gear and know how to use it. One of the most important pieces of gear is the fishing line, which connects your pole and reel to the fish. An essential part of fishing is knowing how to tie a knot that will secure your line to the reel.

One of the most popular knots for tying fishing line to a reel is called the Improved Clinch Knot. This knot is easy to tie and can be used for both monofilament and braided lines.

To tie it, start by threading the tag end of your line through the eyelet on your reel. Then wrap the tag around itself at least five times, before threading it back through the loop created by your wraps.

Another popular knot is called the Palomar Knot. This knot provides more security than an Improved Clinch Knot but takes more time and effort to tie properly.

To tie a Palomar Knot, start by doubling up your fishing line, forming a loop with one end passing through the eyelet on your reel. Then pass both ends of your loop through this doubled section and pull tight while wetting down with saliva or water.

The Uni-Knot or Uni-Loop Knot is another great option for tying fishing line to a reel. This knot was designed for use with monofilament lines but can also work with braided lines as well. To tie this knot start by threading one end of your line through the eyelet on your reel, then make three wraps around itself before passing back through the loop created by these wraps.


When it comes to tying fishing line to a reel, there are several different knots that can be used. The Improved Clinch Knot, Palomar Knot, and Uni-Knot are all popular options that provide good security when tied correctly. Ultimately, each angler will have their own preference when deciding which knot works best for them.

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Michael Allen