WDFW staff show you some basic fishing techniques
If you go fishing, you’re going to tie knots. A simple overhand (“granny”) knot won’t work for tying line to hooks, lures and swivels, for connecting two lines, or attaching line to your reel. A hook snell, Palomar knot or improved clinch knot are used to tie monofilament line to a hook, lure, swivel or other terminal tackle. A blood knot joins two similar-size lines. The surgeon’s loop makes a loop at line’s end. An arbor knot is used to tie line to a reel spool. A nail knot splices backing or leader to a fly line. See the following illustrations and directions for tying these knots and practice before you go fishing.
Popular Fishing Knots