How to Tie an Albright Special knot to join dissimilar lines
Next time you're out on the dock, try out this fishing knot. The Albright knot is known for it's adaptability to inequality. This is definitely a fishing line knot you should know! Watch this tying animation to learn how to tie it.
The Albright Knot is one of the most reliable connections (knots) for joining lines of greatly unequal diameters or different materials, such as monofilament fishing line to braided line or single-strand wire. It is easy to tie and should be in every angler's knot arsenal.
1. Make a loop in the heavier line (mono / fluorocarbon leader or fly line) and run about 10 feet of the lighter line (braid or light mono) through the loop.
2. Hold the 3 lines between your thumb and index finger. Wrap the light line back over itself and both strands on the loop.
3. Make 10 tightly wrapped turns. Feed the tag end back through the loop and exit the loop the same as it entered.
4. Hold the light line and pull on both ends of the heavy line to slide the wraps to the end of the loop. Pull the knot tight. You've just completed the Albright fishing knot.