Are You Nuts? Know your Fishing Knots! – Albright Knot
Eugene L. 11.11.22
Today I’m going to cover another line-to-line connection with the Albright knot. A relatively simple knot that is moderately easy to tie. The Albright knot is a versatile knot that can be used to connect monofilament to braided line or braid to wire. It is also very useful for connecting monofilament lines that have a big difference in their line diameters. I know this knot is often used by surf fisherman in the northeast for connecting a heavy monofilament or fluorocarbon leader to the braid as they’re plugging in the surf. The knot is pretty low-profile making it great at sliding in and out of the line guides as you cast or when a big fish pulls enough drag to get your line to the backing. You can even use some glue to smooth the knot down even further to have a snag free option.
Get your two lines side by side, the black cord is acting as a thicker leader line.
Double back the leader line and make a loop with it, then run the other line through the loop, making sure to have enough tag for the wraps that are coming up. You want the thicker line to be the line that forms the loop.
Take the line that you ran through the loop and start wrapping it neatly around the loop about 10 times. Make sure the loops are tight against each other and don’t overlap each other.
Once you got the loops all done and neat keep everything pretty snug and neat like this.
Run the tag end of the wrapping line back through the original loop.
Once the line is back through the loop moisten the knot and pull the Albright knot up tight. Then trim the tag ends of the lines and it is finished. There is one last optional step of using some glue to secure the knot up even further and flatten the tags down. This will make for the smoothest and strongest knot possible but not needed every time.