As a seasoned, or even novice angler, you might find it difficult to choose a few favourites out of the hundreds of saltwater fishing knots available. Luckily, we have put together a handy list of the best saltwater fishing knots you can use the next time you head out on the water.
Before we start enumerating, here are a couple of things you should think through. One, fishing knots rely on the fishing rig are you going to use. And two, you need to have a certain species of fish in mind so that you can choose the right fishing rig. But we’re going to talk about that in another article.
Now that we’ve mentioned the very first things to consider, let’s get into the types of knots.
Braid – Fluorocarbon Knots
This knot is said to be the most pivotal of all saltwater fishing knots. This is largely because the braid-fluorocarbon knot helps determine the weakest link in the reel. This knot uses the thinnest line possible (light braid) to optimize the range of the cast, but it strengthens the leader material. This way, your rig will be able to carry on the strength of any big ocean predators.
Albright Special Knot
This knot is one amazing knot to connect lines with different diameters and/or materials. Apart from that, the Albright Knot is easy to tie. That is why the Albright is the choice of many anglers who are into fly fishing. In fact, some fishing enthusiast would go as far as cutting off a welded loop just to take advantage of this one reliable knot.
The Uni Knot is one reliable knot if you’re using monofilament materials. Also known as the Grinner Knot, the Uni is favored by anglers all over because it’s easier to tie yet very dependable. This knot may only have less than 100% breaking strength but it’s stronger compared to other knots and can be used by virtually all applications.
Improved Clinch Knot
The last on this list of saltwater fishing knots is, of course, arguably the most used method. The Improved Clinch Knot is another trusted method that anglers use to secure a line to a hook, swivel or lure. The original clinch knot, although effective, takes more effort to tie – hence the improved version with an additional tuck under the final turn.
Fishing, though highly enjoyable, is never an easy hobby. But when you master tying these saltwater fishing knots, your fishing experience will be a lot easier and (we hope) more successful.