How To Tie The Trilene Knot (Easy & Strong Snug Knot)

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The Trilene knot is a great knot to use when you need a snug knot that’s quick and strong.

It’s great for fluorocarbon and monofilament because these materials have a tendency to slip, and this knot prevents that.

And if you make the right modifications to it (explained in the second video below), then it can be a good knot for braided line as well.

Learn how to tie the trilene knot step-by-step below.

Enjoy!

How To Tie The Trilene Knot [VIDEO]

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Here’s how to tie this knot step by step:

Step 1: Put the line through the eye of the hook.

trilene knot tutorial

Step 2: Double the line back through the eye of the hook, forming a loop.

trilene knot step by step

Step 3: Wrap the tag end around the main line 4-6 times.

best knot for fluorocarbon

Step 4: Put the tag end through the two loops at the eye of the hook.

Note: Don’t go through the eye of the hook.

best knot for monofilament

Step 5: Cinch the knot down and push the coils of the tag end wrapped around the main line up towards the eye of the hook.

How To Tie The Trilene Knot With Braided Line

The tips above will help you tie the trilene knot with fluorocarbon or monofilament.

But if you’re using braided line, there’s a slight modification you’ll need to make because it’s even more prone to slipping than mono or fluoro.

See what the modification is in the video below.

Tying The Trilene Knot With Braid [VIDEO]

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Although the steps are nearly identical for tying the trilene knot with braid as with mono or fluoro, wrapping the tag end around the line five times just isn’t enough.

Braid is much more smooth and has a greater tendency to slip, so you’ll need to make 7-10 wraps around the line.

Conclusion

There you have it!

Step by step instructions on how to tie the trilene knot with fluorocarbon, monofilament, and braided line.

Have any questions about this knot?

Have you used it before?

Let me know in the comments below.

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Cody Selph
8 months ago

Great video Tony. It definitely helps to see what your doing with the bigger line. Gonna give that knot a try thank you

Nick Nemeth
8 months ago

Gonna have to try this one. It looks easy enough. I don’t keep tricky knocks in my repertoire since there are so many easy ones that work.

Andrew O.
8 months ago

This has been my go to knot for years now, but all I ever see people talk about is the palomar and the Uni.

Matt Watson
6 months ago

My uncle showed me this knot 25 years ago. I either use it or a San Diego jam. But this knot has caught me my biggest fish.

Ron Artigue
5 months ago

Hi Tony; thanks for all your posts and videos. They are very helpful. After seeing the knot test results from Luke, I have been using the Palomar and Uni knots for mono/fluro and braid, respectively. They have worked very well for me since changing over from the improved cinch for both (added over hand knot to tag end for braid to prevent slipping).

However, a couple of questions about the Trilene knot:1) Has Luke tested the Trilene knot in comparison to the Palomar for mono/fluro and braid? and 2) Have you ever tried feeding the tag end back into the loop after “Step 4: Put (ing) the tag end through the two loops at the eye of the hook”. It did work for me when I did use the Trilene knot in the past for mono and braid.

Adam Bailey
5 months ago

Thanks for the helpful video, Tony! This is one of two snug knots that I know where the tag doesn’t point back to the rod, and is therefore more weedless. The other knot I learned from Tackle Advisors YouTube channel. Search tackle advisors weedless uni knot. It’s a simple extra step to the uni knot. However, the weedless uni knot doesn’t go around the hook eye twice like the Trilene knot does. Maybe I could try making the fish n fool knot weedless…anyway, thanks again!

Robert Huerbsch
3 months ago

I’m having issues with my trilene knots slipping when I hook up with larger reds. Any suggestions on an alternative? Having the issue with both braid and mono sometimes slipping. With braid I’m doing 7-8 twists vs 5 with mono or flouro. Have switched to the Palomar temporarily but I know the knot strength is not as good

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