THE blood knot is one of the most popular in fishing - and here we have a close look at it.

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The tucked blood knot ensures that line is attached to the hook securely, with little chance of slipping even when playing the biggest of fish.

There’s absolutely no excuse for weak knots. Weak knots often results in fish being lost during the fight and then having to deal with a hook in their mouths for months before they are able to rid of them.

Learn how to tie the blood knot properly by looking at this short sequence…

1 Pass the line through the eye of the hook to form a loop.

1 Pass the line through the eye of the hook to form a loop.

 

2 Wrap the tag end four times around the main line.

2 Wrap the tag end four times around the main line. Some anglers prefer more turns.

 

3 Pass the tag end through the loop formed above the eye of the hook.

3 Pass the tag end through the loop formed above the eye of the hook.

 

4 Wet the knot and ease the knot down towards the eye of the hook, which will now form a figure of eight.

4 Wet the knot and ease the knot down towards the eye of the hook, which will now form a figure of eight.

 

5 Pass the tag end back up through the top loop.

5 Pass the tag end back up through the top loop.

 

6 Moisten again and pull up tight to the eye of the hook.

6 Moisten again and pull up tight to the eye of the hook.