Five of the Best Fishing Knots – Part #4 – Surgeons Knot

There are few things as heartbreaking for a fisherman or fisherwoman than to lose a big fish…especially if it’s a once in a lifetime trophy-sized fish. What’s even more heartbreaking, however, is to lose that fish because attaching your terminal tackle to your line with a faulty or inferior knot. In this five-part video and blog series, I’ll share with you five trustworthy fishing knots that are fast and easy to tie, and that you can use for a wide variety of purposes.

How to Tie the Surgeon’s Knot

how to tie the surgeons knot

In this episode, we’ll take a look at the surgeon’s knot. This is a strong, reliable knot that’s commonly used for attaching different sections of line to each other such as connecting a small diameter monofilament leader to a larger section of monofilament or braided line, or, as is popular with fly fisherman, for attaching a tippet section to a fly line leader, or connecting fly line backing to fly line. This one takes a little bit of practice, but once you get it down, you’ll be able to do it quickly. Check out the video below to see how it’s done…


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