Fishing knots

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Animated Knots include: Sailing Knots, Fishing Knots, Forty Knots, Special knots, Advanced knots,
and the essential Knots for Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.

Here are knots for Fishing and Fly Fishing merit badges as well as the Venturing Fishing (Ranger Award elective).

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Clinch Knot

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

Required for

Palomar Knot

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.

Required for

Turle Knot

Turle Knot
Turle Knot
Required for

Blood Loop

Blood Loop
Blood Loop
Required for

Barrel Knot

Barrel Knot
Barrel Knot
Required for

Surgeon's Loop

Surgeon's Loop (Double Surgeon's Loop)
Surgeon's Loop (Double Surgeon's Loop)
Surgeons Knot
Surgeons Knot
Required for

Arbor Backing Knot

Arbor Backing Knot
Arbor Backing Knot

The Arbor Knot attatches the line to the fishing reel Arbor.

Required for

Nail Knot

Nail Knot
Nail Knot

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

Required for

Needle Knot

Needle Knot
Needle Knot
Required for

Blood Knot

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

Required for

Improved Clinch Knot

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.

Required for

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