Fly Fishing Knots

Backing to Fly Reel

Arbor Knot

Fly fishing and sportfishing knot used to attach the line to the reel.

Fly Line to Backing

Albright Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly line to the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach the line to the leader.

Surgeon’s Knot

Fly fishing knot used to join together 2 sections of leader; sport fishing knot used to join together line to leader.

Fly Line to Leader

Blood Knot

Fly fishing knot used to join together 2 sections of leader; sport fishing knot used to join together line to leader.

Double Sheet Bend

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly line to the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach the line to the leader.

Nail Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly line to the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach the line to the leader.

Nail Knot Using a Hook

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly line to the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach the line to the leader.

Nail Knot with a Loop Tying on a Hook

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Mono Loop to Fly Line

Fly fishing knot used to form a loop in the line.

Tube Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly line to the leader.

Fly to Tippet

B. C. Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Buffer Loop

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Double Overhand Jam (Cadenas Knot, Double Hitch Jam Knot)

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Centauri

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Clinch Knot (Half Blood Knot)

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Clinch Half Blood Knot (Trilene)

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Collar & Capstan Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Common Snell Knot

Sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the leader.

Dave Hawk’s Drop Loop

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Duncan Loop (Same as Paragum, Uni-Knot, Hangman’s Noose, Grinner Knot and Grapevine Knot)

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Double Hitch Jam (Double Overhand Jam Knot and Cadenas Knot)

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Double Turle or Double Turtle Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Eye Crosser Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Grapevine Knot (Uni-Knot, Grinner, Paragum, Duncan Knot, Hangman’s Knot)

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Grinner Knot (Same as Uni-Knot, Paragum, Duncan, Hangman’s Noose, and Grapevine)

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Homer Rhode Loop

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Homer Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Locked Half Blood Knot (Improved Clinch and Tucked Half Blood)

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Improved Turle or Improved Turtle

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Jansik Special Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Lindeman’s

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Marshall’s Snare Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Newfoundland Hitch Knot (Portland Creek Hitch, Riffling Hitch)

Fly fishing knot used to re-attach the fly to the tippet. This knot is added to any of the attachment knots for the purpose of changing the action of the fly.

No-Name Knot

Fly fishing knot used to join leader to an existing loop; sport fishing knot used to join line to an existing loop.

Palomar Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Paragum Knot (Same as Uni-Knot, Duncan Knot, Hangman’s Noose, Grinner Knot, and Grapevine Knot)

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Penny Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Perfection Loop

Fly fishing knot used to form a loop in the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach a loop in the line or the leader Also used to attach the fly to the tippet or the hook/lure to the line.

Pitzen Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Portland Creek Hitch Knot (Riffling Hitch, Newfoundland Hitch)

Fly fishing knot used to re-attach the fly to the tippet. This knot is added to any of the attachment knots for the purpose of changing the action of the fly.

Prima Knot

Sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Rapala Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Riffling Hitch Knot (Newfoundland Hitch, Portland Creek Hitch)

Fly fishing knot used to re-attach the fly to the tippet. This knot is added to any of the attachment knots for the purpose of changing the action of the fly.

Sliding Overhead Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook to the line.

Specialist Fly Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Trilene Knot (Clinched Half Blood Knot)

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Tucked Half Blood (Locked Half Blood Knot, and Improved Clinch)

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Turtle Knot (Same as Turle Knot)

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Uni-Knot (Duncan Loop, Paragum, Hangman’s Noose, Grinner Knot, and Grapevine Knot)

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Upside Down Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

World Fair Knot

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Loops and Doubles

Blood Bight Knot (Figure 8 Loop in the Bight)

Fly fishing knot used to form a loop in the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach a loop in the line or the leader. Also can be used to form a dropper loop.

Bowline Loop

Useful knot used for search and rescue, mountaineering, climbing, boating, horse and live stock, camping, and scouting. Fly fishing knot used to form a loop in the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach a loop in the line or the leader.

Dacron Loop to Fly Line (Mono Loop to Fly Line)

Fly fishing knot used to form a loop in the line.

Double Figure of 8 Knot

Useful knot used for search and rescue, mountaineering, climbing, boating, horse and livestock, camping, and scouting. Fly fishing knot used to form a loop in the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach a loop in the line or the leader.

Double Line Loop

Fly fishing knot used to form a loop in the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach a loop in the line or the leader.

Dropper Loop

Fly fishing knot used to form a dropper loop in the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach a dropper loop in the line or the leader.

Dropper Snell

Fly fishing knot used to form a dropper in the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach a dropper in the line or the leader.

End Loop

Fly fishing knot used to form a loop in the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach a loop in the line or the leader.

Bimini Twist Loop

Fly fishing knot used to form a loop in the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach a loop in the line or the leader.

Bimini Twist 2 Knot

Fly fishing knot used to form a loop in the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach a loop in the line or the leader.

Angler’s or Single Fisherman’s

Fly fishing knot used to join together 2 sections of leader; sport fishing knot used to join to gether line to leader. Useful knot used for search and rescue, mountaineering, climbing, boating, horse and livestock, camping, and scouting.

Figure 8 End Loop

Fly fishing knot used to form a loop in the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach a loop in the line or the leader.

Figure 8 Loop in the Bight (Same as Blood Bight)

Fly fishing knot used to form a dropper loop in the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach a dropper loop in the line or the leader.

Leader Loop

Fly fishing knot used to form a loop in the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach a loop in the line or the leader.

Loop to Loop Knot

Fly fishing and sport fishing knot used to join 2 loops. Also useful in joining two loops in ropes 2 rope or other cordage loops.

Surgeon’s Loop

Fly fishing knot used to form a loop in the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach a loop in the line or the leader.

Spider Hitch Loop

Fly fishing knot used to form a loop in the leader; sport fishing knot used to attach a loop in the line or the leader.

Tippet to Leader

Triple Surgeon’s Knot

Fly fishing knot used to join together 2 sections of leader; sport fishing knot used to join together line to leader.

Double Nail Knot

Fly fishing knot used to join together 2 sections of leader; sport fishing knot used to join together line to leader.

Huffnagle Knot

Fly fishing knot used to join together 2 sections of leader; sport fishing knot used to join together line to leader.

Offset Nail Knot

Fly fishing knot used to join together 2 sections of leader; sport fishing knot used to join together line to leader.

Shocker Knot

Fly fishing knot used to join together 2 sections of leader; sport fishing knot used to join together line to leader.

Simple Blood Knot

Fly fishing knot used to join together 2 sections of leader; sport fishing knot used to join together line to leader.

Droppers

Double Eye Loop

Fly fishing knot used to attach the fly to the tippet; sport fishing knot used to attach the hook/lure to the line.

Double Surgeon’s Knot

Fly fishing knot used to join together 2 sections of leader; sport fishing knot used to join together line to leader.

Blood Knot Dropper

Fly fishing knot and sport fishing knot used to form a dropper.