In my opinion, this knot is easy even for a novice fisherman. It can be tied quickly and easily. Here is a step-by-step instruction on how to make a slipknot:
1. Pull the fishing line through the ear of the hook.
2. Pull it parallel to the mainline and make a loop back to the ear.
Wrap the end of the line up inside the loop you just made up to 8 times, depending on the thickness of the line, monofilament or fluorocarbon.
3. Pull firmly on the mainline and bait (fishing hook) at the same time to form a neat knot.
4. Cut the end of the fishing line short so it never gets tangled and interferes with fishing.
There are a few ways to tie a slip knot for fishing, but the most popular way is to make a loop with your line, and then make a second loop with the same line that’s smaller than the first. Pass the smaller loop over the top of the bigger loop, and pull tight. Now you have a slip knot that’s ready to use!
1. Make a loop with the fishing line and hold it in your left hand so the line runs from your thumb to your little finger.
2. With your right hand, take the line running from your index finger to your middle finger and cross it over the line from your thumb to your little finger.
3. Now take the line from your thumb and cross it over the top of the two lines you’ve just formed (so it now runs from index finger to middle finger).
4. Hold on tight to all four lines with both hands and pull tightly – you’ve now formed a slip knot!
To tie a slip knot, start by forming a small loop in the line. Then pass the end of the line around the standing line and through the loop. Finally, pull both ends of the line tight to complete the knot.
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