Tying a secure knot is more important than to think about the target you’re trying to catch. Your knot is a threating link between you and your target; that might be the fish. It is usually doubtful to have success in fishing if you don’t know how to tie a knot and what size of braided line you should use? Also, which knot you should use in diverse scenarios.
The braided knot might be the weakest point if it’s not tied in a right way. For fishing, if you are using a swivel to connect it with braided line, then it is cool to have a particular knot for a particular scenario. Suggestively, it is more appropriate to use fishing knot with braided line whenever tethering a metal ring.
Braided Line For Different Knots
The common problem regarding braided line is that knots which are stronger with mono are not as useful when connected with braid. Here are several different knots that are helpful to bring your prized catch towards you, rather than watching it going far in the opposite direction.
Uni knot, which is also known as hangman knot, is much useful with monofilament. Tying a strong uni knot works well while connecting the leader material with the super line. It is popular due to its easy use. Moreover, it is good not just for tying a hook but also for connecting the line to the reel strongly. To tie a unit knot follow these steps:
- Pass the line for at least two times over the eye of tackle, separating 12” for the knot.
- Now pass the end tag through the loop of 8 to 10 times after looping the tag end around the stationary line.
- To make it tighten, pull the tag and make sure that the 8 to 10 loops snug down tidily.
- To jam the knot beside the tackle eye, pull the stationary line and cut the tag end.
Palomar is relatively strong and easy to tie a knot and is best when using with braided line fishing. Follow the steps to make Palomar knot.
- Make a loop of 10” and pass it over the eye of the tackle.
- Pass the loop twice if the eye is quite big.
- Tie an easy and simple knot, but do not make it tight.
- Pass over the tackle through that loop you have made before.
- Pull the standing line to make the knot tighten.
- Trim it.
Improved Clinch Knot
This knot is extensively used for fishing knots. It gives you a perfect method of catching strongly a fishing line to a swivel, lure or a hook. It’s not as easy as you might think, that’s why it is not recommendable if you’re using heavier lines over 30lb lines. Follow the steps for improved clinch knot:
- Through the eye of the swivel, pass the end of the line.
- Now pull approx. 6” of line and make it double against itself. Make twist about 5 to 7 times.
- Above the eye of the swivel, a loop is formed, pass the one end of the line through that loop and pass it through the big loop that is just created. Be cautious that the coils should not overlap.
- Pull the tag end to tighten the coiled line beside the eye.
- Trim the end.
Berkley Braid Knot
For tying braided lines strongly to leaders, lures or hook, Berkley knot is the versatile choice. It is easy to tie up the terminal tackle with braided line strongly for instance spider wire, power pro, fire line, etc. Berkley braid is for pure fishing that can work for super lines also. Instructions to tie the Berkley braid knot are as follows:
- Twice the line and pass the loop through the eye of the lure.
- Twice again, corresponding to standing line and tag end.
- Hold these four lines together, a little distance behind the lure eye.
- Now make these 4 lines, eight times rolling around them.
- After 8 wraps, pass the loop end through the opening which is behind the eye. Wrap it anti-clockwise or clockwise; it’s up to you.
- Now tighten the knot strongly with a steady motion.
- Trim the end of the tag and cut the loop.
Usually, you are more concerned about the catch rates of fish and give minor or even no importance to your braided lines knots. Some knots are for attaching the leader to your line while some of them are used to connect your line to your fishing hook. When there are fresh water fishing and substantial vegetation, then the hook or lure is directly tied up with the braided fishing line by many bass anglers. Thus it’s easy to pull the weeds.