Twisted dropper loop is a great knot for surf perch fishing as well, as I use it for fishing for panfish to keep the bait away from my main line some and decrease tangles. But really can be used in any situation that you would normally use a dropper loop.
How to tie an albright knot for connecting leader to your braid or main line. Practice this knot a few times to gain confidence in it.
How to tie the Arbor knot which is used for attaching your fishing line to your fishing spool when putting new line on.