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Here are knots for '''[[Fishing]]''' and '''[[Fly Fishing]]''' [[merit badges]] as well as the [[Venturing]] '''[[Fishing (Ranger Award elective)]]'''.
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[[Arbor Backing Knot]]<br>
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[[Barrel Knot]]<br>
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[[Blood Knot]]<br>
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[[Blood Loop]]<br>
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[[Clinch Knot]]<br>
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[[Fisherman's Knot]]<br>
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[[Improved Clinch Knot]]<br>
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[[Nail Knot]]<br>
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[[Needle Knot]]<br>
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[[Palomar Knot]]<br>
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[[Surgeon's Loop]]<br>
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[[Turle Knot]]<br>
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Here are knots for [[Fishing]] and [[Fly Fishing]] [[merit badges]] as well as the [[Venturing]] [[Fishing (Ranger Award elective)]].
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== Arbor Backing Knot ==
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[[Image: Arbor Backing Knot.gif |frame|right|Arbor Backing Knot]]{{Shortcut|[[Arbor Backing Knot]]}}
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{{ABOK|# 1841, p 309}} {{Grog|The Anchor Bend is also known as the Fisherman's Bend is an excellent knot to use for attaching an anchor line to an anchor.}} The Arbor Knot also attatches the line to the fishing reel Arbor.
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* [[Fly Fishing]] #3, [[Fishing (Ranger Award elective)]] #8.
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* [http://www.animatedknots.com/anchor/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Anchor Bend] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-the-anchor-bend-knot-with-a-knot-tying-animation-265436/ Wonder How To Video: Anchor Bend Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-the-anchor-bend-knot-for-boating-251498/ Wonder How To Video: Anchor Bend Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-anchor-knots-with-animated-knot-tying-help-265940/ Wonder How To Video: Anchor Knots]
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== Barrel Knot ==
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[[Image:Barrel Knot.gif |frame|left|Barrel Knot]]{{Shortcut|[[Barrel Knot]]}}
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* [[Fishing]] #4, [[Fishing (Ranger Award elective)]] #8 Options b.4.
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==Blood Knot==
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[[Image:Blood Knot.gif|frame|right]]{{Shortcut|[[Blood Knot]]}}
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{{Grog|The Blood Knot is used to join two lines of similar size, e.g., when joining sections of leader or tippet.}} The Blood Knot is a simple and secure means to tie two lines together, even if they are different sizes.
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* [[Fly Fishing]] #3, [[Fishing (Ranger Award elective)]] #8 Options b.4.
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* [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/85715_rope-bends-blood.htm Video: Blood Knot] - [http://www.animatedknots.com/bloodknot/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Blood Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-the-blood-knot-for-bass-fishing-251364/ Wonder How To Video: Blood Knot For Bass Fishing] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-blood-knots-with-animated-knot-tying-help-265788/ Wonder How To Video: Blood Knots] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-double-blood-knot-to-join-lines-267072/ Wonder How To Video: Double Blood Knot To Join Lines]
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== Blood Loop ==
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[[Image:Blood Loop.gif |frame|right|Blood Loop]]{{Shortcut|[[Blood Loop]]}}
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* [[Fishing]] #4.
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== Clinch Knot ==
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{{Shortcut|[[Clinch Knot]]}}[[Image: Clinch Knot.gif|frame|left]]
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{{Grog|The Clinch knot provides one good method of securing fishing line to a hook, lure, or swivel. The "improved" version used here includes an extra tuck under the final turn, shown at step 8. It is commonly used to fasten the leader to the fly. It is not recommended if you are using over 12lb test line.}} The Clinch knot is used to tie fishing line to a hook, lure, or swivel. Do not use with heavy line.
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* [[Fishing]] #4, [[Fly Fishing]] #3, [[Fishing (Ranger Award elective)]] #8 Options b.4.
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* [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-a-clinch-knot-with-a-knot-tying-animation-265464/ Wonder How To Video: Clinch Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-a-clinch-knot-on-a-fishing-line-240095/ Wonder How To Video: Clinch Knot On A Fishing Line]
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== Fisherman's Knot ==
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[[Image:Fishermans Knot.gif|frame|left]]{{Shortcut|[[Fisherman's Knot]]}}
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The Fisherman's knot is used to tie two fishing lines or ropes of equal size together. One benefit is that it makes a very small knot.
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* Venturing [[Outdoor Bronze Award]] #7h & [[Ranger Award #7h.
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== Improved Clinch Knot ==
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{{include|Barrel knot}}
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[[Image:Improved Clinch Knot.gif|frame|left]]{{Shortcut|[[Improved Clinch Knot]]}}
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The Improved Clinch Knot like the original Clinch Knot is used to tie fishing line to a hook, lure, or swivel. The Improved Cinch Knot has an extra tuck under the final turn. Do not use with heavy line.
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* [[Fly Fishing]] #3, [[Fishing (Ranger Award elective)]] #8 Options b.4.
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* [http://www.animatedknots.com/improvedclinch/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Improved Clinch]
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== Nail Knot ==
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[[Image:Nail Knot.jpg|100px|frame|left|Nail Knot]]{{Shortcut|[[Nail Knot]]}}
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The Nail Knot is used to tie two different weight lines together such as attaching a leader to a fly line.
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* [[Fly Fishing]] #3, [[Fishing (Ranger Award elective)]] #8 Options b.4.
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* [http://www.animatedknots.com/nailknot/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Nail Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-a-nail-knot-with-a-knot-tying-animation-265465/ Wonder How To Video: Nail Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-the-nail-knot-for-fishing-251963/ Wonder How To Video: Nail Knot For Fishing] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-a-nail-knot-with-tube-with-knot-tying-help-265802/ Wonder How To Video: Nail Knot With Tube]
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== Needle Knot ==
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{{include|Nail knot}}
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[[Image:Needle Knot.gif|frame|right|Needle Knot]]{{Shortcut|[[Needle Knot]]}}
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* [[Fly Fishing]] #3a: [[Arbor Backing Knot]], #3b: [[Nail Knot]], #3c: [[Needle Knot]] #3d: [[Double Surgeon’s Loop]] or [[Blood Knot]], #3e: [[Improved Clinch Knot]]
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== Palomar Knot ==
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{{include|Needle knot}}
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[[Image: Palomar Knot.gif|frame|right]]{{Shortcut|[[Palomar Knot]]}}
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The Palomar Knot is easier to tie than the Clinch knot and is also used to tie fishing line to a hook, lure, or swivel.
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* [[Fishing]] #4, [[Fishing (Ranger Award elective)]] #8 Options b.4.
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* [http://www.animatedknots.com/palomar/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Palomar Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-a-palomar-knot-with-a-knot-tying-animation-265466/ Wonder How To Video: Palomar Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-the-palomar-knot-for-fishing-251978/ Wonder How To Video: Palomar Knot For Fishing] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-triple-palomar-knots-with-animated-knot-tying-help-265830/ Wonder How To Video: Triple Palomar Knots]
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[[Image: Surgeon's Loop.gif |frame|left|Surgeon's Loop (Double Surgeon's Loop)]][[Image:Surgeons_Knot.gif|frame|right|Surgeons Knot]]{{Shortcut|[[Surgeon's Loop]]}}
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* [http://www.animatedknots.com/surgeonsloop/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Surgeon's Loop] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-a-surgeon-s-loop-knot-with-a-knot-tying-animation-265470/ Wonder How To Video: Surgeons Loop Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-a-surgeon-s-loop-knot-with-a-knot-tying-animation-265470/ Surgeons Loop Knot] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/85711_rope-bends-surgeon.htm Video: Surgeon's Knot]
 
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== Turle Knot ==
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[[Image: Turle Knot.gif|frame|left|Turle Knot]]{{Shortcut|[[Turle Knot]]}}
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* [[Fishing]] #4: [[Clinch Knot]], [[Palomar Knot]], [[Turle Knot]], [[Blood Loop]] or [[Barrel Knot]], and [[Surgeon's Loop]].
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* [[Fishing (Ranger Award elective)]] #8 Options b.4.: [[Improved Clinch Knot]] - [[Palomar Knot]] - [[Turle Knot]] - [[Blood Knot]] - [[Barrel Knot]] - [[Arbor Backing Knot]] - [[Nail Knot]]
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* [http://www.geocities.com/roo_two/knotindex.html The Notable knot Index]
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Here are knots for Fishing and Fly Fishing merit badges as well as the Venturing Fishing (Ranger Award elective).

Fishing knots

Arbor backing knot

Main article: Arbor backing knot
Arbor backing knot
Image:Arbor knot diagram.png
Names Arbor backing knot,
Typical use To attach fishing line to the arbor of a fishing reel.
Caveat
Releasing
Category Hitch knots
Group Fishing knots
Related Honda knot
Animation of tying a Arbor backing knot
Animation of tying a Arbor backing knot


Required for


Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes
  • Grog notes: "The Anchor Bend is also known as the Fisherman's Bend is an excellent knot to use for attaching an anchor line to an anchor." The Arbor Knot also attatches the line to the fishing reel Arbor.
  • See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1841, p 309.



Barrel knot

Main article: Barrel knot
Barrel knot
Image:none.jpg
Names Barrel knot, Blood knot
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Fishing knots
Related
Animation of tying a Barrel knot
Animation of tying a Barrel knot


Required for


Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes



Blood knot

Main article: Blood knot
Blood knot
Image:none.jpg
Names Blood knot,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Fishing knots
Related
Animation of tying a Blood knot
Animation of tying a Blood knot


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Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes

The Blood Knot is a simple and secure means to tie two lines together, even if they are different sizes.

  • Grog notes: "The Blood Knot is used to join two lines of similar size, e.g., when joining sections of leader or tippet."



Blood loop

Main article: Blood loop
Blood loop
Image:none.jpg
Names Blood loop, Blood loop knot, Dropper loop
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category Bend knots
Group Fishing knots
Related
Animation of tying a Blood loop
Animation of tying a Blood loop


Required for
  • Fishing merit badge requirement #4


Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes

The Blood Knot is a simple and secure means to tie two lines together, even if they are different sizes.

  • Grog notes: "The Blood Knot is used to join two lines of similar size, e.g., when joining sections of leader or tippet."



Clinch knot

Main article: Clinch knot
Clinch knot
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Names Clinch knot,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Fishing knots
Related
Animation of tying a Clinch knot
Animation of tying a Clinch knot


Required for


Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes

The Clinch knot is used to tie fishing line to a hook, lure, or swivel. Do not use with heavy line.

  • Grog notes: "The Clinch knot provides one good method of securing fishing line to a hook, lure, or swivel. The "improved" version used here includes an extra tuck under the final turn, shown at step 8. It is commonly used to fasten the leader to the fly. It is not recommended if you are using over 12lb test line."



Fisherman's knot

Main article: Fisherman's knot
Fisherman's knot
Image:none.jpg
Names Fisherman's knot,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Fishing knots
Related
Animation of tying a Fisherman's knot
Animation of tying a Fisherman's knot


Required for


Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes

The Fisherman's knot is used to tie two fishing lines or ropes of equal size together. One benefit is that it makes a very small knot.


Improved clinch knot

Main article: Improved clinch knot
Improved clinch knot
Image:none.jpg
Names Improved clinch knot,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Fishing knots
Related
Animation of tying a Improved clinch knot
Animation of tying a Improved clinch knot


Required for


Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes

The Improved Clinch Knot like the original Clinch Knot is used to tie fishing line to a hook, lure, or swivel. The Improved Cinch Knot has an extra tuck under the final turn. Do not use with heavy line.


Nail knot

Main article: Nail knot
Nail knot
Image:none.jpg
Names Nail knot,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Fishing knots
Related
Animation of tying a Nail knot
Animation of tying a Nail knot


Required for


Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes

The Nail Knot is used to tie two different weight lines together such as attaching a leader to a fly line.


Needle knot

Main article: Needle knot
Needle knot
Image:none.jpg
Names Needle knot,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Fishing knots
Related
Animation of tying a Needle knot
Animation of tying a Needle knot


Required for


Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes



Palomar knot

Main article: Palomar knot
Palomar knot
Image:none.jpg
Names Palomar knot,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Fishing knots
Related
Animation of tying a Palomar knot
Animation of tying a Palomar knot


Required for


Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes

The Palomar Knot is easier to tie than the Clinch knot and is also used to tie fishing line to a hook, lure, or swivel.


Surgeon's loop

Main article: Surgeon's loop
Surgeon's loop
Image:none.jpg
Names Surgeon's loop,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Fishing knots
Related
Animation of tying a Surgeon's loop
Animation of tying a Surgeon's loop


Required for


Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes



Turle knot

Main article: Turle knot
Turle knot
Image:none.jpg
Names Turle knot,
Typical use
Caveat
Releasing
Category knots
Group Fishing knots
Related
Animation of tying a Turle knot
Animation of tying a Turle knot


Required for


Instructions


Lesson Videos


Notes




See also

Knots by Use
Basic knots Overhand knot · Square knot · Granny knot · Two half-hitches · Taut-line hitch · Bowline · Sheet bend · Slip knot · Clove hitch · Timber hitch
Advanced knots Constrictor knot · Monkey's fist · Ocean plait · Trucker's hitch · Turk's head
Special knots Braiding · Carrick bend · Chain sinnet · Cow hitch · Double sheet bend · Sheep shank
Fishing knots Arbor backing knot · Barrel knot · Blood knot · Blood loop · Clinch knot · Fisherman's knot · Improved clinch knot · Nail knot · Needle knot · Palomar knot · Surgeon's loop · Turle knot
Sailing knots Bowline on a Bight · Cleat Hitch · Double Bowline · Figure Eight · Marline Hitch · Midshipman's Hitch · Rolling Hitch · Stevedores Knot
Climbing knots Alpine Butterfly knot · Double fisherman's knot (Grapevine) · Figure eight follow-through · Figure eight on a bight · Figure eight on bend · Figure eight knot · Prusik knot · Safety knot · Water knot
Forty knots


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