The King Sling is a loop-forming knot that is ideal for adding terminal tackle onto a fishing line. Fly fishermen often use the King Sling for streamers and crank baits, as it open loop gives the bait a natural movement. This easy-to-tie knot can be tied with heavy monofilament—up to 50 pounds testing strength—and with braided line. For super lines, however, North American Fisherman pitted the King Sling against Berkey’s NanoFil knot, and the NanoFil performed better. Learn how to tie the King Sling Knot following the 5 steps below.
(Note: The King Sling Knot can be used to form an open loop. To form an open loop using the King Sling Knot, follow the above steps without using a hook or ring.)