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Learn how to tie the Blood Knot - Welcome to The FinTalk Fishing Knots details page for tying the Blood Knot. Follow the directions step by step and practice tying any particular knot over and over until you have it mastered. Learn it and practice it so when you are faced with changing lures or rigs in the middle of a hot bite you can quickly tie your knot and get your line back in the water. Sometimes the bite is only on for a little while so getting caught up with tying and re-tying rigs can cost valuable fish time. Remember not only should you be able to tie your knot fairly quick but you should be able to tie your fishing knot properly fairly quick. Nothing is worse than having what you know was a big daddy fish and losing him only to wind up your line to see your knot failed. It is enough to ruin your day, especially if the fishing is slow. So enjoy learning to tie these knots and for more detailed instructions check out "Fishing Knots and Rigs' by Geoff Wilson.

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KNOT TERMINOLOGY

Butt: The thick part of the leader. The butt of a leader is attached to the fishing line.
Tag or Tag End: The working end, the part of the line where the knot is tied.
Standing Part: The main part of the line that is fixed and under tension. Such as the part of line that is on the reel.
Standing End : The short area at the end of the standing part of the line.
Working End: The part of the line used actively in tying a knot. The opposite of the standing end.
End: A loop is a closed curved line, formed by bringing the tag end back and alongside the standing part, or a knot that creates a loop.
Tippet: The end of a leader to which the lure is attached. The tippet can be the end of a leader or an added line to the end of a leader.
Turns or Wraps: A turn or wrap is one complete revolution of line around another.
Overhand Knot: The foundation for many other knots. (A Granny Knot before it is pulled tight)

KNOT NAME: Blood Knot
KNOT DESCRIPTION:

Use this knot to join sections of leader or line together. It works best with lines of approximately equal diameter.

 

This knot, depending on who you talk to is often called the "Double Blood Knot" or the "Half Blood Knot", or the "Improved Blood Knot". We will call ours the "Improved Blood knot" and in the additional picture we half shown what we call a "Half Blood Knot" which is used for tying directly to a lure or hook.

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Blood Knot Instructions
1. Overlap the ends of your two strands that are to be joined and twist them together about 10 turns.
2. Separate one of the center twists and thrust the two ends through the space as illustrated.
3. Pull knot together and trim off the tag ends.
 
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