How to Tie the King Sling Loop Knot (Video & Step-by-Step)

By: Luke Simonds on June 14, 2018
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The King Sling Loop Knot

King Sling Loop Knot

The king sling knot is a loop knot for doubling braided line to make your braid to mono connection stronger.

This knot is similar to the spider hitch knot, but is a simpler and faster knot to tie.

In this article, we go step-by-step to show you the best and easiest way to tie the king sling loop knot. We also provide a video tutorial to show you how to tie the king sling knot in real time.

Steps to Tie the King Sling Knot

In this section, we take you step-by-step to show you how to tie the king sling loop knot.

Step 1: Double the Braided Line

Double over six to eight inches of braided line by wrapping the tag end of the line around the first digit of your opposite hand index finger (note you can also do this with a hook instead of your opposite hand). Then take the tag end and squeeze it between your standing line hand’s index finger and thumb as shown in the graphic below :

king sling knot step 1

Step 2: Make a Loop with Your Doubled Braided Line

Make a loop using the doubled braided line about two to three inches above the end of the loop you made in the previous step.

King sling loop step 2

King sling loop knot step 2

This is what your knot should look like after step 2.

Step 3: Twist Your Loop 4-5 times

Take your free hand index finger and place it through the top of the loop you created in step 2. Then, twist the loop four to five times using your index finger to keep the tension in your line.

King Sling Knot Step 3

King Sling Step 3

King Sling Knot Step 3

This is what your king sling knot should look like after step 3.

Step 4: Put your Tag Loop Through Your Twisted Loop

Next, put your tag loop through the loop you created in steps 2 and 3 and pull both your tag loop and the tag end of your braided line in opposite directions to make your knot tight.

king sling knot step 4

King Sling Step 4

King Sling Step 4.3

King Sling Knot Step 4

This is what your king sling knot should look like after step 4.

Final Step: Moisten Your Knot and Cut the Tag End Off

Finally, moisten your knot with water or saliva and pull from both ends of the knot to make it is as tight as possible. Cut the tag end of the braided line. Your knot is now finished and ready for fishing!

King Sling Loop Knot

This is what your completed king sling loop knot should look like.

King Sling Loop Knot Video Tutorial

Check out the video below to see how to tie the King Sling Knot:

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[See a strength test done on this knot against other Line Doubling Knots]

Conclusion

Good fishing knots are critical to ensure your day on the water does not turn to agony as you lose a good fish.

While the king sling knot is not the strongest loop out there, it is a great knot that is quick and easy to tie and will hold up against the majority of the fish you target.

This knot is great for inshore fishing and fly fishing and is a great way to create a strong connection between your braided line and mono/fluorocarbon leader.

Adding this knot to your repertoire will make you a better angler and will give you another option for rigging your rod.

Let us know if you have any questions about this knot and how to use it in the comments below.

Tight Lines!

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Bill
Bill
2 years ago

Why do people use the surgeon s knot when using the yucan knot. I have come to like this knot and have seen it done various ways. I double back on the line without tiring off for the surgeons loop and start the wrap, is there something I’m missing or is it preference. Thanks