How to tie the five-turn half blood knot

The half turn blood knot is one of the most widely used fishing knots for attaching swivels to line and hooks to line. It is also used in specialist fishing circles for joining split rings to lines as well.

Here we show how you can tie this handy knot in just a few simple steps.

Don't forget, though, to dampen the knot with saliva first before pulling it tight.

Like all knots, take a close look at the finished product to make sure it's nice and neat once the knot is closed down and pulled tight. A neat knot will be a strong knot.

Finally, when it comes to trimming the tag end of the knot, cut it as close as possible to the knot itself to ensure the finished product is neat and tidy.

Here's how it's done...

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1. Thread the line through the eye

2. Make five turns of the tag around line

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3. Take tag back to turn nearest eye

4. Pass tag through loop and lubricate

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5. Pull the knot tight and trim off tag end close to the knot

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