Fishing KnotsFishing knots are designed to be tied with monofilament or braided fishing line and must be able to run through the eyes and rings of a fishing rod or rig. For that reason they need to be as small and as strong as possible. Learning a new knot takes patience and practice. Some knots may seem challenging at the beginning but with some practice you will soon tie these fishing knots like a master.
Fishing knots are intended to be pulled extremely tight before use. To ensure the knot tightens smoothly, and to avoid generating heat, the knot should be moistened with water first. The most conveniently available source of water is saliva. The ends of most fishing knots can, and should, be trimmed closely against the knot. The best tool for the purpose is a nail clipper.
Some of the most popular knots for fishing include the Palomar Knot (one of the well known fly fishing knots), Nail Knot, Blood Knot, Clinch Knot and the Knotless Knot. The different fishing knots all have their own unique uses and it is wise to learn as many fishing line knots as possible to make sure that you have the right fishing knot for the right situation.
How to tie Fishing Knots - Snell Knot
In this fishing knots video you get some good tips on snelling and fliping plus you get to learn how-to tie a Snell Knot