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 Getting to Know the Albright Knot!

The Albright knot is a type of loop in one single line. This type of knot has many uses. It is made of two different types of materials which can be either Monofilament to braided or braided to wire. The Albright knot is used to join the fly line and also to join two fishing lines together.

About the Albright Knot:

The Albright knot is made of one line. The other end of the line is passed through the loop and wrapped around the loop itself. The end back is passed through the loop again and lubricated. The knot is then pulled out and the ends are trimmed. The loop has to be made on the larger line. It is required to wind the loops neatly which will help to hold the loops and wind the line on.

Tying the knot:

It involves a cautious formation of loops

1. To start with, the tag of the loop is bent, preferably that of the monofilament. It is held between the thumb and forefinger. The tag is inserted through the loop from the top.

2. The tag of the lighter monofilament is held in the left thumb and pressed tightly. The first turn of the lighter monofilament is wrapped around itself till the end of the loop. This is done at least 12 turns in three strands.

3. The lighter monofilament is inserted through the end from the bottom on the same side.

4. With the left hand thumb and forefinger, the lighter monofilament coil is wrapped throughout the loop till the end. It is then pulled tight to keep the coil from slipping off the loop.

5. With the left hand on the monofilament the other end of the lighter mono is pulled. Make sure it is tight.

6. Finally make sure to trim the ends of the tag neatly.


The Albright performs its best when allowed to slide and when the fish pulls the line to reach the backing. The anglers in some cases are coated with a rubber-based cement to make it even smoother and more secure.

1. It makes the loop heavier.

2. Holds the lines firmly .

3. Closes the knot effectively Make a loop in the heavier line and run about 10" of the lighter line through the loop.

4. It makes 10 wrapped turns and exits the loop the same side as that it entered.

5. Pulls the light line to tighten and end close the knot

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