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The stopknot that I use is very simply a whipping. There are a few different knots that will do the job needed,including just 2 or 3 overhand knots if you can't master anything more to start with,but as with the rest of the knots,this is how I personally tie it.

First make a loop with your stopknot line along your mainline.

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Start to make turns along your mainline.

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Make about 5 or 6 turns down the loop.

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Pass the tag end through the loop

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And carefully pull the loop down until it's firm

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Then just pull both tag ends tight.

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And trim off the tag ends

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