Fishing Knots

Fish N Fool Knot

Featured and winner in North America's Fishing "Knot Wars" series, the Fish N Fool Knot has gained rapid popularity since. The Fish N Fool Knot is an easy to tie knot that holds well in slippery braided lines. The Palomar and San Diego Jam Knot fall into the similar category, choose whichever one is easier for to tie. Essentially, the Uni Knot is similar to this knot because they both are tied with turns through the hook eye, except the Fish N Fool Knot is tied with two turns instead of one. This knot is a lot stronger than the Uni Knot because of the double line, which allows it to hold in braided line.

Here are the steps needed to follow for the perfect Fish N Fool Knot:
Step 1:
First, you must run the end of the line through the hook two times. Leave a tag end of about six inches. 

Step 2:
Once that is done, form a loop that hangs below the standing line.

Step 3:
Hold that loop in place with your left hand, then with your right hand make five or six turns with the tag end around the double line and through the loop. 

Step 4:
 As soon as you make the five or six turns, moisten the lines and pull the tag to tighten up the turns. In order for this knot to work, you have to make sure that the turns coil neatly around the standing line.

Step 5:
 As the final step to the knot, slide down the knot to the eye in order to tighten down the knot.

Our Take:

If you follow these instructions as presented, you will have perfected this knot in no time. They are simple steps that are easy to remember, it just takes some practice.
Joshua Keaton

Joshua is our senior staff writer for and He is an avid hunter, clay shooter and amateur photographer.