Bobber Stopper Knot

The Bobber Stopper Knot is used to limit a sliding bobber to a certain location on your line, which allows you to suspend your hook at a certain depth. This knot slides easily through the rod guides for casting, allowing you to present your bait at depth without worrying about the bobber impeding your cast. Once cast, the bait hits the water and sinks, and the bobber runs up the line until it stops at this knot. The Bobber Stopper Knot works very well well with Dacron fly line backing. Learn how to tie the Bobber Stopper Knot following the 5 easy steps below.

Bobber stopper knot step 1

Step 1: Lay the stopper line parallel to and against the fishing line at the point chosen for the stopper. Double the stopper (green) line back around the fishing line.

Bobber stopper knot step 2

Step 2: Wrap the stopper line around both lines and through the open loop.

Bobber stopper knot step 3

Step 3: Continue to wrap the stopper line around both lines two to three more times passing through the open loop each time.

Bobber stopper knot step 4

Bobber stopper knot step 5

Step 4: Tighten the knot by pulling the two ends of the stopper line in opposite directions.

Bobber stopper knot step 6

Step 5: Trim the ends of the stopper line.