Tying the Slim Beauty Knot
March 7, 2017
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.
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.
Pass the tag end of the braided line into the first loop of the figure 8 and out the other.
Wrap the tag end 7 times around the leader, working away from the double-overhand knot.
Now wrap the line 7 times over the first series of wraps, working toward the double-overhand knot.
Pass the tag end of the braided line through the loop just above the double overhand knot.
Lubricate and tighten the double-overhand knot in the leader.
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.
Pull firmly on the braided line and leader to fully tighten the connection.
Trim the tag ends of leader and main line.