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Non-animated Blood Knot

By James Castwell

Used for joining sections of leader or tippet, it is the most often used. I usually make five turns with each section for normal leaders, less for very heavy material. Be sure to have the ends point in different directions at the final stage, wet it and pull tight. If the ends are pointing the same way, the coils of one need to be wound in the opposite direction to correct it. Many fly-fishers get so fast at this knot they can tie it without looking until the last end is pushed through the center. ~ J. Castwell

Joining Leader or Tippet Sections

Credits: We thank John Sherry of the J.E. Sherry Company who produces the Ultimate Knot Guide (www.jesherry.com www.netknots.com) for sharing them with us.

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