In fishing, your connection between line and bait is everything, and is typically what will break first. By following these simple steps, you can decrease the break-off ratio. Tie less and fish more! • Pass your line through the eye of your tackle twice, if possible. • Double your line before tying, if your tackle allows, to create a large knot. • Use a gloved hand, dowel, or soft-jawed pliers to avoid injury when tightening knots. • Moisten your knot before tightening.