How to Tie an Albright Knot

The Albright Knot is a standard connection used to join two monofilament lines of different diameters. It is best suited for attaching leaders of around three or four times the breaking strain of the main line.

How to Tie an Albright Knot

  1. Bend the heavier of the two lines into a loop and thread the lighter line through the loop.
  2. Wrap the lighter line around both strands of the loop.
  3. Do this five times, then wind it back again.
  4. Make five wraps in either direction so that the tag protrudes from the loop of the heavier line alongside the standing part.
  5. Close the knot gently while carefully adding tension to both the tag and lighter main line and trim the tags.

And congratulations! You’ve just tied an albright knot!

Knot Tying Terminology

  • Butt: The thick part of the leader. The butt of a leader is attached to the fishing line.
  • Tag or Tag End: The working end, the part of the line where the knot is tied.
  • Standing Part: The main part of the line that is fixed and under tension. Such as the part of line that is on the reel.
  • Standing End: The short area at the end of the standing part of the line.
  • Working End: The part of the line used actively in tying a knot. The opposite of the standing end.
  • End: A loop is a closed curved line, formed by bringing the tag end back and alongside the standing part, or a knot that creates a loop.
  • Tippet: The end of a leader to which the lure is attached. The tippet can be the end of a leader or an added line to the end of a leader.
  • Turns or Wraps: A turn or wrap is one complete revolution of line around another.
  • Overhand Knot: The foundation for many other knots. (A Granny Knot before it is pulled tight)

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