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Fishing Knot Library: How to Tie the Surgeon's Fishing Knot

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January 17, 2018
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How to tie Fishing Line: Surgeon's Knot Instructions

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This knot ranks as one of the best and easiest to tie knots for joining fishing lines of equal or unequal diameters. It can also be used to join lines of different materials. It is simply two overhand knots with the entire leader pulled through the knot each time. When properly tied, the Surgeon’s Knot approaches 100 percent line strength. It must be tightened by pulling on all four strands to properly seat the knot. Some anglers go with three wraps for added security, but the knot does get a bit bulky. Find this knot on the PRO-KNOT Fishing Knot Tying Instruction Cards, available at Bass Pro Shops website or at your local Bass Pro Shops store.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Tie a Surgeon's Knot for Fishing

Step 1

Lay the line and leader on
top of one another
overlapping each other
by several inches.


Step 2

Form a simple loop.


Step 3

Pass both the tag end and
the entire leader through
the loop 2 times.


Step 4

Moisten knot and pull all
4 ends tight.

This knot can be found on the PRO-KNOT Fishing
Knot Tying Instruction Cards
, available at Bass Pro
Shops website
or at your local Bass Pro Shops store.
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