How to Tie a Figure-8 Knot .
This knot improves on the classic Figure-8 to reducing slipping with heavy lines.A traditional Figure-8 Knot can slip when used with heavier lines and wire. That led to saltwater tackle expert David Justice experimenting and devising a "modified" Figure-8 Knot that eliminates slippage when used with braided lines and heavy monofilament. The knot also works with coated braided wire and kink-proof nickel-titanium wire leaders (both single and multi-strand), which have grown in popularity among those fishing for toothy critters like bluefish, king mackerel and wahoo.
Story and illustrations by Tom Waters