How to Tie a Blood Knot

Tying a Blood Knot is Easy (if you know this Trick)

How-to-Tie-a-Blood-KnotFor some people tying the blood knot can be very frustrating and time consuming. Follow this trick and you will be tying the blood knot in under 10 seconds in no time flat.

The key is to use your thumb or one of your fingers to make the opening between all of your wraps. Watch the video below and you will be  tying this knot with record speed after just a little practice.

This knot is by far my favorite for connecting two lines of similar size together. I find this knot to be stronger and has a thinner profile than the surgeons loop. The fatter your completed knot is the more likely that you will encounter a tangle at that point. The thinner profile blood knot will also slide through the guides of your fly fishing rod much more easily than many knots will.

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  1. Dave

    July 30, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    It would help to tie with 2 different color lines to show what you are doing. It looks like all the twist are being done with one of the tags. I have always twisted each tag 4 to 6 turns.

    • Dub Paetz

      August 1, 2016 at 12:30 am

      Dave, I am tying all of the twists with the same tag end. Same outcome either way. Thanks for stopping by, Dub

  2. Craig

    October 17, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Thanks for posting this. It will make life a little less frustrating on the river bank now after watching it. Tight lines..

    • Dub Paetz

      October 18, 2016 at 1:49 am

      Craig, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate you. Glad I could help, Dub

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