Trilene Knot

The Trilene Knot or Two Turn Clinch Knot is a sturdy, durable knot that is used for attaching swivels, snaps, artificial lures, and hooks to monofilament or fluorocarbon line. If your line breaks when using a Trilene, it will be due the line being tested above its rated strength, not because the knot failed. The Trilene is a great alternative to the Clinch Knot because it is anti-slip, very strong, and rarely fails. Learn how to tie the Trilene Knot following the 6 simple steps below.

Leave an eighth of an inch of tag end on the Trilene knot for extra security.

Trilene knot step 1

Step 1: Thread the end of the line through the eye of the hook.

Trilene knot step 2

Step 2: Thread the end of the line through the eye of the hook a second time creating a loop.

Trilene knot step 2

Trilene knot step 3

Step 3: Wrap the tag end around the standing part of the line 5 to 6 times.

Trilene knot step 4

Step 4: Feed the tag end of the line back through both loops.

Trilene knot step 5

Step 5: Lubricate the knot and pull to tighten.

Trilene knot step 6

Step 6:Trim the tag end.