The Blood Knot - or Barrel Knot

Use - To join lines of different diameter, as in fly fishing.

  1. Place the two lines parallel to one another with the tag ends facing in opposite directions.
  2. Twist the tag end of each line around the main portion of the other.
  3. Run the tag ends in opposite directions through the loop between twists.
  4. Wet the knot and pull until tight. Leave about a quarter inch of each tag line.

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