How to Tie a Bloodknot by Capt. Bruce Chard

Capt. Bruce Chard explains how to tie a bloodknot.

A blood knot –  also known as a barrel knot –  is used in fishing most often to tie two sections of monofilament together while maintaining the lines’ inherent strengths. In fly fishing, it is used most often to create leader systems with decreasing diameter as you reach the fly-end.