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 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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Should You Use Saliva When Cinching Down Fishing Knots? [Experiment]

Should you wet your line before cinching it down? It used to be necessary, but now that lines are higher quality, it might not be anymore.
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GT Knot vs. FG Knot: Head To Head Knot Strength Experiment

Is the GT knot really stronger than the FG knot? See the surprising results of how these two knots compare in a knot strength test.
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How To Tie The Trilene Knot (Easy & Strong Snug Knot)

Want to learn how to tie the Trilene knot? This is a great snug knot to use with fluoro or mono leader. See how to tie it in this video.
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Palomar Knot vs. Uni Knot With Braided Line [Strength Test]

Want to know which knot is stronger when using braided line? Check out this test and see why you should never tie the...
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How to Tie the FG Knot in Under 60 Seconds [Free Cheat Sheet PDF]

The FG Knot is a MUST KNOW for fishermen who use braid. This post shows the fastest & easiest way to tie this incredibly strong knot. Free PDF download.
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