how to tie the trilene knot

Be A Fishing Knot Maestro! | How To Tie The Trilene Knot

The Trilene knot, which is sometimes called the “Two-Turn Clinch Knot,” is a very strong fishing knot that every angler should know. Let’s show you how step-by-step!

trilene knot finished

Want to learn this strong fishing knot called the Trilene Knot? Well, let’s get started!

Time needed: 1 minute

How to tie the Trilene Knot

  1. Insert tag end of line through hook eye.

    Insert line through hook eye, leaving about 8 inches to work with.

    trilene knot insert line into hook eye

  2. Insert tag end through the hook eye a SECOND time.

    Insert the line through the eye of the hook a second time, making a loop.

    trilene knot Insert into hook eye second time

  3. Pull tag end to make loop smaller.

    Pull the tag end of the line until the loop shrinks down to the top of your thumb and hold the loop in that position.

    trilene knot pull line to thumb

  4. Wrap tag end line around main line.

    Wrap the tag end of the line around the main line 5-8 times.

    trilene knot wrap line around 5-8 times

  5. Insert tag end through both loops.

    After wrapping the tag end around the main line, take the tag end and insert it through both loops that you have been holding with your other hand.

    trilene knot insert tag end through both loops

  6. Lubricate and cinch down.

    Lubricate the knot area with water or saliva and while holding the tag end, pull the main line to cinch down the knot.

    trilene knot pull line to cinch knot

  7. Trim tag end.

    Trim the tag end of the line to desired length… and you’re done! You’ve just tied the Trilene knot! We hope you put a hook N1!

    trilene knot trim tag end

May all your Trilene knots yield big fish!




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You can check out the Trilene Knot Instructional video here!

Other fishing knots you should know:

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How To Tie The Uni-Knot or Hangman’s knot [You can do it!]

How To Tie The Uni Knot

The Uni-knot is a very versatile and strong fishing knot. This knot is great for many fishing scenarios. You can use it for line to leader combinations as well.

Step-by-step instructions are below. But first, this diagram may help!

How to tie the uni knot for fishing illustration
The Uni Knot in 60 seconds!

More step-by-step uni knot instructions below!




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The Uni Knot [Hangmans Knot] | Step-By-Step Instructions

Check out these step-by-step instructions below to learn how to tie the Uni-Knot!

Time needed: 1 minute

Instructions for how to tie the Uni Knot

  1. Thread line through eye of hook or lure.

    threading eye of uni knot hook

  2. Grab the “tag end” of the line (the end NOT connected to your spool).

    grabbing tag end of uni knot

  3. Make a loop with the tag end of the line.

    looping tag end of uni knot

  4. Pinch the top of the loop you just made against the line with your index finger.

    holding uni knot loop end against line

  5. Loop the tag end of the line inside and around the top of the loop 5 times.

    loop the tag end 5 times

  6. Slowly pull the tag end away from the hook/lure.

    pulling tag end of uni knot

  7. Trim the tag end of the line. FINISHED! You have completed the Uni-Knot!

    trimming tag end of uni knot


We know many of you enjoy learning how to tie different types of fishing knots. You may have watched some of our other videos on how to tie the palomar knot, or double palomar knot. Check out the video below on how to tie the one of the most versatile fishing knots… The Uni Knot!





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How to filet crappie like a pro [TWO surefire ways!]

Crappie are fun to catch and an incredible-tasting freshwater fish. Many fisherman try to filet crappie, only to be frustrated (especially on the smaller ones), as they typically do not have as large of a filet as a largemouth bass or striped bass, for example.

In this article (and video), I’m going to show you step-by-step how to filet a crappie. I’m going to show you two different ways on the same fish.

black crappie being held

Below are two different ways to clean crappie like a pro!

How To Clean Crappie Step-By-Step

Time needed: 3 minutes

How to Filet crappie (2 ways)

  1. Cut down backbone with filet knife

    Make an incision at the head, turn the knife and follow the bones of the spine with the tip of the knife. Cut all the way down past the tail.

    how to clean crappie step 1

  2. Cut the underside of the crappie.

    Make another incision, this time from the bottom of the fish between tail and anal fin. Run the tip of your filet knife all the way to the pelvic fin.

    cleaning crappie step 2

  3. Filet meat away from the spine.

    Working again from the top of the fish, pull the meat away from the spine, as you use the knife to get meat away from the rib bones.

    crappie method 1 step 3

  4. Once you have exposed the ribs, you can insert your filet knife at the back of the ribcage and cut through it, cutting toward the head. Once you finish cutting at the head, cut the filet off right at the gil.

    crappie method 1 step 4

  5. Remove skin from back of filet.

    Cut down into meat at the tail, holding the end of the tail against the cutting board. Begin cutting between meat and skin, cutting away from you. As you cut, you can move the tail back and forth, which will move the knife further down the filet, until it exits at the other end of the filet.

    crappie method 1 step 5

  6. Cut out the ribcage.

    Once you have removed the skin, cut out the ribcage from the filet. Done!

    crappie method 1 step 6

  7. Do other side of fish (second method)

    Now that you’ve fileted one side of the fish, let’s do the other side, but in a slightly different manner. This time, instead of cutting through the ribcage, cut the filet off the fish right at the top of it.

    crappie method 2 step 1

  8. Remove skin and compare two filets.

    Once you have cut the filet off the fish near the top of the ribcage, it will look like you left a lot of meat on the fish. However, once you remove the skin as you did before and lay them side by side, you will see they are nearly identical. The only difference is that you didn’t have to cut through the ribcage (dulling your knife) and then remove it.

    crappie method 2 step 2




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And there you have TWO different ways to filet crappie, both producing identical filets.

These methods works for grouper, striped bass, and many other types of fish. Of course, it helps to have a bigger knife if you get a bigger fish.




Crappie cleaning instructional video

If you’d like to see and instructional video on how to clean crappie, click below!

Learn two easy ways to filet a crappie!


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