Albright Knot

What It Does: Joins two lines (line & leader) of vastly different diameters.

Why It’s Useful: Creates a much smaller and smoother connection than a Surgeon’s Knot without sacrificing strenght.The Albright is far less likely to get caught in guides than a Surgeon’s Knot. That said, it’s also considerably more difficult to tie.

Albright Knot

How to Tie It:

1. Start by doubling back a couple of inches ofthe heavierline and hold the loop with your left thumb and forefinger. Runabout 10 inches of thethinner line through theloop.

2.While holding the loop, pinch thethinner linebetween your left thumb and forefinger (without letting go of the loop), and use your right hand to wrap the tag end of thelighter line back over both strands of the heavier line as well as the lighter line itself. Start next to your fingers and working toward the loop, wrapping it fairly tightly 8 to 12 times.

3.Push the tag end of thelighter linethrough the loop on the opposite side from where it originally ran it through the loop, so both strands of the lighter lineexit on the same side of the loop. Pull the standingend of the lighter line to remove the loop you were holding between your leftthumb and index finger. Pull both ends of the lighter line.

4. Pull gently on both ends of the heavier,loopedline with your left hand, while sliding the knot back towards the loop with your right (but not all the way off).

5. Moisten the knot, then pull as tight as possible onboth strands of the heavy line with your left hand and both strands of the light line with your right hand.

6. Clip off the tag end of the fly line and the backing.