Ever wonder how to tie the blood knot for fishing? Well, wonder no more! Learn how to tie the blood knot with this instructional fishing knot animation. Use the blood knot to join sections of leader or line together. It works best with lines of approximately equal diameter.
Here is how you tie the blood knot:
1. Overlap ends of lines to be joined. Twist one around the other making 5 turns. Bring tag end back between the two lines. Repeat with other end, wrapping in opposite direction the same number of turns.
2. Slowly pull lines or leaders in opposite directions. Turns will wrap and gather.
3. Pull tight and clip ends closely.
Voila! The blood knot.