Connect two lines together with surgeon’s knot


Surgeon’s knot is great for attaching leader to mainline

Many anglers use leaders made of fluorocarbon because of its invisibility under water. So they need a good knot for attaching the leader to their mainline. And whether your mainline is also fluorocarbon, braided line, monofilament, or a co-polymer, the surgeon’s knot is a great knot to use when tying on your leader.

This knot is easy to use, quick to tie, and has plenty of strength. And it’s not just great for attaching a leader. Anglers often use it to extend the length of their mainline. If you’ve got a full spool of line, but you somehow break off or lose a good portion of your line, you can use this knot to extend it.

Check out the video to see how easy it is to tie the surgeon’s knot. What’s your favorite knot for attach lines together?

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