Basic Fishing Knots

There are dozens of knots that can be used to attach both hooks, rings and swivels to your main or leader lines.

In this section, I will include the most common knots and diagrams on tying them.


The “improved  clinch knot” is the most common knot and easiest to use.

Improved Clinch


The “uni-knot” is the next knot to know and one you will also use frequently.

The Uni-knot System

Knot instructions and diagrams courtesy of the

“Andre Monofilament – Book of Knots”