A blood knot is a knot that joins two lines together.
The Blood Knot’s Purpose
The purpose of a blood knot is to keep the line straight and not have any kinks in the fishing line. The other purpose of a blood knot is to make the knot strong. This is done by how many loops are on each side.
Animated knots have a great tutorial on how to tie a blood knot by hand.
Although it looks easy to do with rope, blood knots can become cumbersome when your fingers are cold or with the loss of dexterity.
How a Blood Knot is Used in Fly Fishing
Blood knots are used in fly fishing because they allow you to make tapered leaders, which are leaders made out of graduated lengths of monofilament. The blood knot helps keep the line straight with no kinks.
The Anglers Ace Blood Knot Tool makes it easy for fly fishers to tie blood knots in any condition. It also makes the process faster.
See our instructions here.
Our blood knot tool is affordable and easy to keep in a fishing vest. It’s lightweight. If you drop the blood knot tool, it will float. The Angler's Ace blood knot tool comes in bright colors making it easy to find in water or tall grass. The Anglers Ace Blood Knot tool is the perfect tool for any fly fisherman who wants to DIY their tapered leaders.
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