Best Fishing Knots for Braided Line

What are some of the best fishing knots for braided line and connecting them to your Flourocarbon or Monofilament leader?

Matt Allen goes over his top knots for using braided line while he is out fishing on the water. Matt not only goes over his favorite knots, but how to adjust your hooks to your different lines.

When Matt is tying braided line to leader he uses a blood knot.

  1. Cross your two lines
  2. Wrap your braid in the opposite direction 9 times around your leader
  3.  Cross it back over your center point and hold the knot
  4. Cross your leader 9 times across the braid in the opposite direction
  5. Cross it back into your center point which will now be a hole

When these are done correctly you should have both lines wrapped 9 times in opposite directions. Your last step is to wet your knot and line and pull it tight from your main lines. You can trim your tag lines very short due to this knot having very very little slippage.

When using lighter Lines tie your first line 11 times around for the braid and your Flouro or Monofilament leader only 7 times. This will prevent the knot from failing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]

Best Fishing Knots for Braided Line

Best Fishing Knots for Braided Line

When Matt ties his leader to his hook he uses a Palomer Knot. For Tips on how to tie a Palomer knot watch our simple step video.

The next knot that Matt uses to tie his hook is the San Diego Jam Knot.

  1. Tag end through your eye lid
  2. Back up your line
  3. Use your pinky to hold a loop
  4. Wrap Your Tag End around both parts of the line 7 times while maintaining your pinky.
  5. Then when you are done take your tag end through the hole closest to your hook then through the hole you had your pinky in
  6. Once this is done you must twist your line while cinching down your knot.
  7. Then slide your knot down and pull it tight.

Best Fishing Knots for Braided Line Best Fishing Knots for Braided Line

When Matt is tying Braid directly to a bait or hook he uses a modified palomer in which it is the same exact knot but he wraps and extra inital look around the eye lid of the hook.

Best Fishing Knots for Braided Line

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