The Albright Knot is a dependable and time-trusted knot that joins lines made of different materials, like braided line to wire or monofilament to braid, as well as lines with of different diameters. Some fly fishermen will even cut off a welded loop from their line in order to use an Albright Knot to anchor their fly line to the leader.
This knot is also widely used by fly fishermen to attach dacron backing to a fly line, since it glides easily through the fly pole guides when the line is drawn out by a fish. You can also paint the knot with rubber cement for an even stronger attachment and smoother glide.
Make the first loop in the longer line—this is what you will wind all the other loops of this knot around. Try holding each loop down with your fingertips as you wind them on.
This easy-to-tie and super-reliable knot is an essential addition to every angler’s library of techniques. Learn how to tie the Albright Knot following the 13 steps below.