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Fishing Knot Library: How to Tie the Blood Knot

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How to Tie Fishing Line: Blood Knot Instructions

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Used for joining two lines together, the Blood Knot is a tried and true fishing knot and a favorite of fly fishermen. The strength of the knot is increased by making at least 5 and up to 7 wraps on each side of the knot. It works best with lines of approximately equal diameter.

Find the Blood 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 Blood Knot

Step 1

Overlap ends of lines to be joined. Twist one around the other making 5 turns. Bring tag end back between the two lines.


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Step 2

Repeat with the other end of the line, wrapping in opposite direction the same number of turns.

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Step 3

Slowly pull lines in opposite directions. Turns will wrap and gather. Clip ends close to the knot.

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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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