The Blood Knot is a favorite knot for fly fisherman. It is primarily used to join two lines of similar size, e.g., when joining sections of leader or tippet, and is one of the best knots for this purpose. The strength of the knot depends on making at least five, and up to seven, turns on each side of the center. The Blood knot is a sleek compact knot that pulls straight and does not catch vegetation or the rod guides.
To tie this knot follow these steps and watch the video below from our friends over at Saltwater Experience with Captain Tom Rowland.
- Overlap the two lines to be joined.
- Wrap one end around the other line about six times. Tuck the end back between the lines.
- Repeat the process with the other line, tucking the end back between the lines in the opposite direction.
- Tighten and trim.
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