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How to tie the Mahin leader knot

We show you how to tie the Mahin leader knot in just five simple steps - ideal for attaching your shock leader to your main line.

1 Form an open loop as you would in a Grinner Leader Knot in your chosen leader material.

2 Now pass your mono through the open loop.

3 Pass the mono over the leader material 10 times as shown here.

4 Next pass six turns of the mono back over previous 10 turns and back through open loop.

5 Close down the loop to form a knot by pulling leader but do not fully tighten. Using finger and thumb gently push turns of mono to knot to form a larger knot.