Dacron is a type of braided line made of interwoven polyester fibers. It is most commonly used for offshore fishing such as trolling, bottom fishing, or targeting large fish such as sharks and tuna.
Dacron fishing line knots can be used to secure the braided line to the reels and to connect the braided line to the leader. Dacron is sometimes used as a backing for the main line in both conventional and flight equipment, or in some cases, Dacron is used as the main line and attached to a fishing line guide such as fluorocarbon or monofilament. Here are some of the most common dacron fishing line knots you need to know about.
- Albright Knot: For connecting the fly line with the braided line
- Double Uni-Knot: For connecting the braided line to a leader
- Blood knot: For connecting the braided line to a leader
- Palomar knot: For connecting the braided line or the leader to the device
- Improved clinch knot: For connecting the braided line for swiveling or hooking or flying to the guide line
The best knots of dacron fishing line are those that do not slip easily because the braided line is softer. Moisten the leash as you tie it for extra tight force. Many anglers use the Dacron fishing line because it is extremely strong and cannot be stretched. It has high sensitivity that allows quick response to strikes. One disadvantage is that the Dacron fishing line can be thicker in diameter and take up significantly more space on your reel compared to other types of braided line.
When combined with the right fishing knots, Dacron is a great and versatile option for most fishing needs. The search bar at the top of our website tells you how to tie knots that every angler should know about or look for a specific knot. Tight lines and trustworthy knots!