EDITOR’S NOTE: With fishing action ramping up, we thought now would be a great time to introduce a series on several basic fishing knots that can be used by a variety of anglers.

Read the instructions below, then watch the accompanying video for great step-by-step visuals.

Today, we go over the Berkley braid knot, which was developed in the Berkley lab to retain knot strength and stop braided line from slipping out of the knot. 

It’s used to attach lures, hooks and jigheads to your line. (Last week, we featured the non-slip loop knot in case you missed it.)

Remember to always moisten your line before pulling tight. 

Here’s how to tie a Berkley braid knot:

1. Run a double loop of braid through the hook eye or lure.

2. Loop around tag end and mainline eight times.

3. Thread the double loop back between the eye and coils.

4. Tighten knot and trim double loop and tag end of braided line, leaving about a ¼-inch.