Fishing Knots

The Fishing Knots that we choose is the one factor that we have 100% control over, so it’s our duty to make sure that we are using the best knot for all or our fishing needs.

This category page shows a listing of various knots that we’ve analyzed.

If you want to see the full Ranking of these knots in terms of their strength and performance, then click on the link below:

https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/fishing-knots

Otherwise, below is a listing of the knot articles we have posted in sequential order.

How Many Coils Should An FG Knot Have? [New Experiment]

This latest knot test shows the impact of coils counts in FG knots. See the surprising results including a new breaking point record here.
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What Knots Should You Use For Different Lures & Presentations

Do you use the same knot for all types of artificial lures? This may be affecting your presentation in the water and if you don't use the...
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Clinch Knot Vs. Modified Clinch Knot Vs. Trilene Knot (Strength Contest)

Want to know what the strongest knot is for mono and fluoro when tying to a hook or swivel? There was a new winner in this test and now...
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How to Tie the FG Knot (Fastest Method & Free Cheat Sheet PDF)

The FG Knot is a MUST KNOW for fishermen who use braid. This post & Free PDF download shows the fastest & easiest way to tie the FG knot.
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The #1 Knot To Use With Topwater Lures (To Catch Big Fish)

Are you tying the right knot on your topwater lures? If you are using a snug knot then you may be missing strikes but if you change it to...
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How To Connect Fly Fishing Leader To Fly Fishing Line (Handshake Knot)

Want to know how to tie your fly fishing line to leader? All you need is a simple handshake knot. With fly fishing gear, you don't need...
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Easiest Way To Tie The Snell Knot (For Rigging Cut Bait)

Do you know the best knot to use when fishing with cut bait? There are many different versions of the snell knot but this one is much...
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Uni Knot Vs. Clinch Knot (The Ultimate Fishing Knot Strength Test)

Do you use both the uni knot and the clinch knot for mono, flouro, and braid? One knot definitely outperforms the other and you won't...
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Beyond Braid Review: Great Line Or Great Marketing?

Want to know if all of the hype is true about Beyond Braid? In this review you will see the actual strength of this line and if...
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Top 2 Sheepshead Rigs (And When To Use Them)

Want to know the top 2 sheepshead rigs? These are both great rigs for shrimp and fiddler crabs, but when to use them depends on if you're...
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Non Slip Loop Knot vs. Canoe Man Loop Knot: Surprising Contest Results

Do you use a loop knot when rigging your artificial lures? Then you've got to see these shocking non slip vs. canoe man loop knot results.
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Best Fishing Knot For Beginners (Easy, Strong, & Versatile Knot)

Looking for an easy fishing knot that's strong and versatile? This is the knot for you! See step-by-step instructions for how to tie it, and...
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How To Tie The Arbor Knot In 5 Simple Steps [VIDEO]

What's the best knot to tie your line to your spool? The arbor knot! See the 5 steps to tie the arbor knot here.
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Beware Of The GT Knot (Don’t Make This Mistake!)

Have you heard that the GT Knot is the strongest fishing knot? There's a lot of misinformation about this knot and it's not as strong as...
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Non-Slip Loop Knot: How Many Turns Should You Do? [Knot Experiment]

How many twists should you do when tying a non-slip loop knot? In this experiment, I tested 2 vs. 3 vs. 4 turns and the results were...
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