While hooks, swivels, lures, flies and other tackle can be attached to line with an almost infinite number of knots, experienced anglers usually settle on a few favorites. Which knot to use when depends also on the type of fishing, what's being tied onto the line and the kind of line itself. For braided line, one favorite knot is the aptly named braid knot.
Tying the Braid Knot
Fold the line over itself, doubling it, forming a loop. Put the loop through the eye of the hook, lure or other tackle you're attaching. Make the loop fairly large so you'll have plenty to work with. Double the loop back over the standing line a few inches so you have four strands of line. Leave a little loop of line by the eye. Grasp the end of the line at the loop and wrap it around the four strands anywhere from four to eight times in the direction of the eye. Run the top of the loop through the small loop by the eye. Cinch the knot tight with a steady motion. Trim the end of the braided line, leaving about 1/4 inch, and cut the end of the double loop by the eye.
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