Best mono to mono fishing knot

Best mono to mono fishing knot

When it comes to the best mono to mono fishing knot, there are a few to consider.

But my favorite is the double blood knot.

I learned to tie this as a young fella and it’s still as relevant today.

Because it’s easy to tie, has tags that don’t stick out and catch on guides, and strong enough to hold a metre plus barramundi.

So… why connect mono to mono?

When targeting big fish it’s important to always have a full spool of line.

This is especially true for shore based anglers because they can’t chase down running fish.

Whenever my spool gets down to two thirds or so, I top up the spool with a top shot of similar diameter and join the lines together with a double blood knot.

Top up your spool with a mono to mono fishing knot.

When your spool gets down it’s time to add a top shot using a mono to mono fishing knot like the double blood knot.

Use a mono to mono fishing knot to fill your spool with a top shot and avoid losing a big fish

Fill the spool with new line using a mono to mono fishing knot

This saves replacing all the line and throwing perfectly good line away. It’s not good for the environment and not good for my wallet!

A mono to mono fishing knot is best for live baiting.


Because mono has more give which suits live baiting techniques whereas braid can be a little too direct.

BUT – braid is great for luring because it’s so sensitive.

Even if your’re not targeting big fish you never know what could grab your line.

But if you don’t have enough line you’ll get spooled before the fish starts to tire.

The reason I catch so many big fish consistently is I never leave things like this to chance.

Preparation is key!

So watch the video below and learn how to tie the best mono to mono fishing knot that I know; the double blood knot.


For those of you that love live baiting, watch our "clean way to throw a cast net" video on YouTube. It has had over 1.6 million views now and I'm sure you'll find it helpful.

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So in closing, there are a few mono to mono fishing knots that can do the job, but I prefer the double blood knot because it's easy to tie, the tags are streamlined to run through your guides and it's strong enough to hold if the fish runs past the top shot.

Related Fishing Tip

Be sure and back off your drag when you get down to the top shot!

Because when your line gets down, your spool diameter is smaller which increases the drag tension.

In other words, as a fish peels lots of line, your drag increases by itself.

So it pays to back of your drag a bit as your line gets down.

I have a previous blog on drag tension to assist the beginners.



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Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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  • Colin

    Reply Reply April 19, 2022

    Hey Ryan,

    Any reason you can’t use this knot for a wind on leader when using mono line?



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