Fishing knots

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Animated Knots show you how to tie Basic Knots, Fishing Knots, Sailing Knots, Climbing Knots, Forty Knots,
Special Knots, and Advanced Knots, for Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.


Contents
Arbor Backing Knot
Barrel Knot
Blood Knot
Blood Loop
Clinch Knot
Fisherman's Knot
Improved Clinch Knot
Nail Knot
Needle Knot
Palomar Knot
Surgeon's Loop
Turle Knot

Here are knots for Fishing and Fly Fishing merit badges as well as the Venturing Fishing (Ranger Award elective).

Arbor Backing Knot

Arbor Backing Knot
Arbor Backing Knot
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Arbor Backing Knot

The Arbor Knot attatches the line to the fishing reel Arbor.

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Barrel Knot

Barrel Knot
Barrel Knot
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Barrel Knot
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Blood Knot

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Blood Knot

The Blood Knot is a simple and secure means to tie two lines together, even if they are different sizes.

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Blood Loop

Blood Loop
Blood Loop
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Blood Loop
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Clinch Knot

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Clinch Knot

The Clinch knot is used to tie fishing line to a hook, lure, or swivel. Do not use with heavy line.

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Fisherman's Knot

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Fisherman's Knot
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Fisherman's Knot

The Fisherman's knot is used to tie two fishing lines or ropes of equal size together. One benefit is that it makes a very small knot.

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Improved Clinch Knot

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Improved Clinch Knot

The Improved Clinch Knot like the original Clinch Knot is used to tie fishing line to a hook, lure, or swivel. The Improved Cinch Knot has an extra tuck under the final turn. Do not use with heavy line.

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Nail Knot

Nail Knot
Nail Knot
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Nail Knot

The Nail Knot is used to tie two different weight lines together such as attaching a leader to a fly line.

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Needle Knot

Needle Knot
Needle Knot
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Needle Knot
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Palomar Knot

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Palomar Knot

The Palomar Knot is easier to tie than the Clinch knot and is also used to tie fishing line to a hook, lure, or swivel.

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Surgeon's Loop

Surgeon's Loop (Double Surgeon's Loop)
Surgeon's Loop (Double Surgeon's Loop)
Surgeons Knot
Surgeons Knot
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Surgeon's Loop
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Turle Knot

Turle Knot
Turle Knot
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Turle Knot
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