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Adventures Begin with a Knot at Code Red Fishing Charters

Fishing Knots at Code Red Fishing Charters

Fishing adventures begins with a knot. Whether joining sections of fishing line or tying a hook to the line, Code Red Fishing Charters has the right fishing knot for the occasion.


The palomar knot is a popular knot for tying a hook, lure, snap or swivel to a line. It’s a good choice of knots for all types of light fishing lines.

  • Fold your line in half at the end, doubling it.

  • Push the folded loop of the line through the eye of your hook.

  • Loop it like an overhand knot.

  • Slide the loop over the end of the hook.

  • Tug the line to pull it taut.

  • If necessary, trim off the excess.

Palomar Knot


Code Red Fishing Charters prefers the improved clinch knot when tying a hook to a line. Whether you are using monofilament, fluorocarbon or superlines, it's quick and easy to tie, and has great strength for catching redfish.

  • Begin by threading the eye of your hook, like threading a needle.

  • Wrap the line around itself about six times, coiling it around the line in the direction away from the hook.

  • Bring the end back down towards the hook.

  • Thread the loose end of the line through the loop near the eye of the hook, creating a loose loop with the line.

  • Thread the end of the line back inside the loose loop.

  • Pull the ends taut, until the loose coil binds tight near the hook.

  • If necessary, cut any line that is loose and hanging in the way.

Improved Clinch Knot


If you are tying a hook or fly to a leader, you need to know how to tie a turle knot.

  • Thread the line through the eye of the hook.

  • Tie a loose double knot at the end.

  • Bring the hook through the loop.

  • Pull the line and hook in opposite directions until the loop tightens near the eye.

Turle Knot


When you need a loop at the end of the line, tie a double surgeon’s loop.

  • Fold over the end of the line to make a double line.

  • Tie a single overhand knot.

  • Thread the loop through the hole of the knot once more.

  • Moisten the knot and pull it tight.

double surgeon’s loop


When you need to join two sections of line together, you need a blood knot. Tying a blood knot can demand a significant amount of dexterity in your fingertips. However, a blood knot maintains the integrity and strength needed to fight redfish at the end of the line.

  • Line up the ends of the line for a few inches.

  • Wrap one line around the other about six times, creating a coil around the line.

  • Repeat this step with the other line, by wrapping the second line around the first about six times.

  • Pull the loose ends together until they meet at the middle point between the lines.

  • Thread the ends through the loop that was created between the two lines at the middle point.

  • Pull each line tight to create a tight knot.

Blood Knot


When you need to attach a wire line to a monofilament, this knot will come in handy.

  • Fold the wire line back over itself a few inches to create a bend at the end of the line.

  • Slip your monofilament line through the open end of the bend.

  • Wrap it around the end of the bend one time.

  • Wrap the monofilament about seven or eight times around both lines.

  • Slip the end of the monofilament back through the bend, crossing over the strand of monofilament at the closed end of the bend.

  • Pull it tight.

Wire Line to Mono Knot


When attaching a line to a leader loop or a snelled hook, a tucked sheet bend is the knot to use.

  • Slip the end of the line through the loop.

  • Make a simple sheet bend knot.

  • Slip the end of the line back through the loop.

  • Pull it tight until it’s snug.

Tucked Sheet Bend Knot


When Code Red Fishing Charters is fishing for redfish at Mosquito Lagoon and needs to attach a hook to monofilament, snelling a hook is the knot of choice.

  • Thread the end of the line through the eye of the hook twice, without pulling it tight, and creating a loop equal to the size of the hook.

  • Create tight coils by wrapping the line around the hook and over the loop about ten times.

  • Hold the coil while pulling the line until the loop slips beneath the coils tightly.

Snelling a Hook


Join Captain Matt Lee on the water, and learn how to tie fishing knots while catching redfish and spotted seatrout. Climb aboard a skiff at Code Red Fishing Charters for an all-inclusive inshore fishing adventure in the skinny waters of Mosquito Lagoon! Call Captain Matt Lee at (386) 214-3530!