Fishing Knot




Introduction: Fishing Knot

About: I LOVE knots. As well as other things. I post random 'Ibles not even related to knots. Sorry if there's a delay of when I post my instructables.

This is a Fishermans Knot, I decided to use these materials because you could see them easier than the fishing line.

Step 1: Materials Needed

Materials Needed
 -Fishing Line
-Hook, Lure, Swivel, etc.
-Oh, sorry! And Scissors or knife too!

Step 2: Put It Through!!

First- Put your Fishing Line in the eyelet.

Step 3: Twisting

First Pic.- Bring the Line on the right under the one on the left.

Second Pic.- Now Bring the one on the left over the right

Third-  Keep Twisting Untill about 4 or 5 times.

Step 4: Loopin'

Now, See that little loop at the bottom??
Yep, you guessed it! Pull it Through!!

Step 5: Almost Finished Product!!


Now, Snip off The remaining line

Step 6: Tighten

Now  Tighten the knot with your thumb, and finger! and Viola, your done!!

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    8 Discussions


    Great, clear explanation.

    Would you consider doing it for these knots as well?


    4 years ago

    the only thing I do different is run the string back through the loop above the one u put it through if that makes sense. seems to be stronger that way. & the bottom is the last step u would take, run it back through that top 1 then pull it snug


    5 years ago on Step 6

    Thank you! I was trying to remember how to do this and couldn't get it, so I looked it up here. Your instructions were super easy to follow. :)


    8 years ago on Introduction

    interestingly enough, this is also the same knot used to tie off sutures. i also agree with everyone else....this is a well thought out ible. it's very well documented with perfectly clear instructions and understandable pictures to go with it.


    Thank You All, this was my very first instructable!
    Oh and I8nite, thank you for sharing that information!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    ...a very well done Instructable ! Thank you for teaching us how to make this very useful knot !!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    nicely done "ible". I started fishing way back before monofilament was used by the average fisherperson and was taught this very same knot with 6-8 wraps. There is also one that is more like a hangmans noose for larger line. Over the intervening years I was told that the number of wraps you should use on mono depends on the line size, smaller test using less. It had something to do with friction affecting the line and that you should lubricate the line even if all you have is saliva before tightening the knot. How true either statement is, I don't know, but it's always worked for me. Thank you for sharing