Author: Trout's Staff
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The Albright Knot may not be a standard knot in most anglers tool box, but it will open up a ton of different options when it come to rigging your line. The Albright Knot is most commonly used to attach fly line to backing, but it can be used in a variety of other applications. I regularly use this knot when fishing the Rocky Mountain Arsenal where I use large gauge shock tippet at the end of my leader to ensure that the pike don’t bite off my fly. In this application, I tie 5′ – 7′ of 15lb fluorocarbon off my fly line, and then attach 12″ – 16″ of 30lb shock tippet to the fluorocarbon using the Albright Knot. I then will attach my fly to the end of the shock tippet.
Step 1: form an open ended loop with your fly line or large diameter monofilament. Pass the backing or smaller diameter monofilament through the loop, leaving a tag end roughly 6″ long.
Hint: anchor the tag end by holding it between your thumb and index finger that are creating the loop.