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How to tie the locked half blood knot

locked half blood knot, fishing knots

The locked half blood knot is a firm favourite with course anglers for securing the hook to the line. It is also liked by sea anglers for securing terminals to the line. This knot is suitable for lines up to 55Lbs but you should remember being a form of strangulation knot it will weaken the line and this can mean you only have 70% of the lines strength.

These are the steps to tying it

locked half blood knot, fishing knots

Pass the line through the eye of the hook. Then twist the tag and standing line together 3 to 6 times. The thicker the line the fewer twists you will need.

locked half blood knot, fishing knots

Next pass the tag line back through the gap between the eye of the hook and the first twist.

locked half blood knot, fishing knots

Now pull the line untill the knot starts to form, don't pull the knot tight.

locked half blood knot,fishing knots

In order to lock the knot you have to pass the tag end of the line back through the loop which has formed at the top of the knot.

locked half blood knot, fishing knots

Finally before you tighten the knot fully, because this is a strangulation knot you need to wet it before tightening. Now pull the knot tight and cut off the surplus on the tag.
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