Step 1: Get Your Line
I'm using 50# Spider Wire braid and 20# Trilene XL as my leader.
Step 2: Start Blood Knot
To start a blood knot you need to take both ends of the lines and loop each of them around 6-8 times on one side. Then put the line back in the middle and repeat on the other side.
Step 3: Pull Tight
Carefully pull the tag ends until everything cinches down and be extra careful with braided line because it is slick and will slip out easily.
Step 4: Cut Tag Ends
Cut off the tag ends.
Note: The knife I use here is a Boker Kalashnikov automatic knife.
Step 5: Add Hooks or Lures
Tie on your favorite lure, hook, or swivel....
Step 6: Go Catch Fish!!
Now that you have your leader and favorite lure on you can go do what's important and go fishing!