These animated knots are primarily used for fishing, but some are useful in other applications. Select the knots from the index on the the Grog's Animated Fishing Knots website. Click on the title to go there.
The selection of knots is based on feedback and advice from many expert fishing contributors to this website. In this section the knots are listed in alphabetical order.
The fishing knots are designed to be tied in monofilament or braided fishing line and to run through the eyes and rings of a fishing rod or rig. Fishing line is cheap. The emphasis, therefore, is on compactness and reliability with no interest in being able to untie them. Many fishing knots employ multiple, tightly wound turns. The structure of such knots changes under load – outer wraps are pulled into the knot and the inner line becomes outer wraps.
Click on the address to go to the website, or click on each knot below to go direct to a specific knot for details and animation.
Albright Special Join two fishing lines of unequal size or material.
Arbor Knot Tie your fishing line to the spool or reel.
Australian Plait Make a 100% strong double line.
Baja Knot Tie a hook to heavy fishing line.
Berkley Braid Knot A good braided or super-line knot.
Bimini Twist Create a double line to connect hook, lure or leader.
Blood Knot Join line together.
Bobber Stopper Knot A sliding float stop knot.
Bristol Knot Connect line to doubled line.
Centauri Knot Tie a line to a hook or attach line to a reel.
Davy Knot Outstanding terminal fly fishing knot.
Double Uni KnotJoin line together - easy knot.
Drop Shot Rig Finesse fishing method.
Dropper Loop Create a loop anywhere on a line.
Egg Loop Attach egg cluster to a hook.
Eye Crosser Knot Tie a line to a hook - Knot Wars Winner knot.
FG Knot Very stong and reliable leader knot.
Fish-N-Fool Knot Knot Wars winning terminal tackle knot.
Harvey Dry Fly Knot A knot for attaching dry flies to tippet.
Homer Rhode Loop Knot Make a loop connection to terminal tackle with heavy line.
Hook Removal Advance and Cut How to remove a hook from skin.
Hook Removal - String Yank How to remove a hook from skin.
Improved Clinch Tie a line to a hook - most popular fishing knot
Indicator Knot Slip Loop Tie a yarn strike indicator to your line.
Indicator Knot - Dbl. Uni Method Tie a yarn strike indicator to your line.
Jansik Special A strong terminal tackle knot.
J Knot A strong leader to line knotKing SlingForm a loop at end of line.
Kreh Loop Make a loop at end of line to attach lure or fly.
Knotless Knot A popular carp fishing rig.
Loop to Loop Knot Join two loops.
Nail Knot Join fly line to leader.
NanoFil Knot Terminal tackle knot for use with Superlines.
Non Slip Loop Knot Tie a lure or fly to a line with a non slip loop.
Offshore Swivel Knot Attach a swivel to a doubled line.
Orvis Knot Attach a fly or hook to a line.
Palomar Knot Tie a hook to a line - best braided line knot.
Perfection Loop Tie a loop at the end of a fishing line.
Pitzen Knot Attach a hook, lure or fly to line or tippet.
Rapala Knot Tie a lure or fly to a line with a non slip loop.
Riffle Hitch Steelhead and Salmon fly fishing knot.
San Diego Jam Knot A reliable knot for braided line or monofilament.
Seaguar Knot Tie a lure or fly to a line with a non slip loop.
Slim Beauty Knot Join leader to line.
Snell Knot Easy Version Best and easiest snell knot.
Snell Knot - Traditional Tie line to hook.
Snell Knot - Uni Version Tie line to hook with uni knot.
Spider Hitch - Form a double line.
Surgeon’s End LoopCreate a loop at the end of a line.
Surgeon’s Knot Easy method of tying two lines together.
Tenkara Level Line Connection Connect your level line to a tenkara rod.
Tenkara Traditional Line Connection Connect your traditional line to a tenkara rod.
Tie-Fast Knot Tyer Nail Knot Tie a Nail Knot with the Tie-Fast Knot Tyer.
Trilene Knot Tie a line to a hook or lure.
Turle Knot Fly to tippet knot.
Uni Knot Easy method to tie a line to a hook.
Willis Knot Attach leader to lead core fishing line.
World’s Fair Knot Tie a line to a hook.
Yucatan Knot Join Leader to line.