Fishing Knots

How to Tie the Seaguar Knot

The Seaguar knot is great for use when the main line and the leader are of the same diameter. It is very easy to tie and still very effective and reliable, no wonder it is so popular today. It is named after Seaguar, the Japanese manufacturer of fluorocarbon lines. This knot is quite similar to the King Sling knot; the only difference between them is that it uses two lines while the King Sling knot uses one line. The knot can be tied in 4 simple steps as shown below.
 

Steps to follow:

Use the last few inches of the main line and the leader to form a loop. Ensure you have enough line to work with, otherwise you will have trouble tying the knot. Using your index finger to keep the loops open, twist the loops 3 full times in an anti-clockwise direction.

Pass the loose ends of the main line and the leader through the loops.

Wet the lines with saliva or a few drops of water and tighten the knot by pulling on the loose ends of the main line and the leader. You can use other lubricants as well but ensure that your lubricant of choice is eco-friendly so that it does not harm the fish.It is important to keep the lines moist as you tie the knot so that the knot can be secure. It also helps the lines to slide more easily as you pull the ends to tighten the knot. Working with dry lines is difficult because there will be more friction on the lines and you might end up with a very loose knot because of the rigidity of the lines. This applies for all fishing knots and not just the Seaguar knot.

Clip the tag ends and leave them as short as possible. However, you should leave some room

Our Take:

The Seaguar knot is one of the easiest fishing knots to tie. If you are new to fishing and do not have a lot of experience tying fishing knots, you might not get it right the first time. But with consistent practice, you will become a pro at it in no time. Remember that this knot only works well when the main line and the leader are of about the same diameter. Accordingly, if your main line and leader are of different sizes, you should consider using a different fishing knot.

Carla Arbuckle

Carla is a staff writer for Fishing.org and Shooting.org. She is an avid outdoors enthusiast and photographer. She can be found most weekends fishing and exploring the wilderness.