Tying the Slim Beauty Knot

The Slim Beauty is a great knot for connecting heavy mono or fluorocarbon leader to braided main line. It also forms a streamlined connection that passes easily through the rod guides, making it ideal for a wind-on leader system.

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Step 1 (first 2 photos below):

Tie a double overhand knot in the leader and partially tighten to create a figure 8 in the leader.


Step 2:

Pass the tag end of the braided line into the first loop of the figure 8 and out the other.


Step 3:

Wrap the tag end 7 times around the leader, working away from the double-overhand knot.


Step 4:

Now wrap the line 7 times over the first series of wraps, working toward the double-overhand knot.


Step 5:

Pass the tag end of the braided line through the loop just above the double overhand knot.


Step 6:

Lubricate and tighten the double-overhand knot in the leader.


Step 7:

Tighten the wraps in the braided line by pulling gently on the tag and standing ends then snug the wraps against the double-overhand knot.


Step 8:

Pull firmly on the braided line and leader to fully tighten the connection.


Step 9:

Trim the tag ends of leader and main line.