The Blood Bight Knot

Another end loop can be tied quickly and easily using the Blood Bight Knot.


1. Double the line back to make a loop of the size desired.

2. Bring the end of the loop twice over the doubled part.

3. Now pass the end of the loop through the first loop formed in the doubled part.

4. Draw the knot up into shape, keeping pressure on both lines. 
 

     The Blood Bight Knot is often used for attaching a dropper when fishing deep water with several hooks.

Some anglers attached the hook directly to the end of the loop, which should be at least 30cm from the end of the line. This is not a good practice, especially when the fish are shy. Far better to attach a single strand of nylon to a short Blood Bight Knot, using another Blood Bight Knot, or a Surgeon's Knot.

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Dave Dawson
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Last updated: 03/16/05