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Useful Knot Guide

Handy Fishing Knots

Heres just a few Fishing Knots which come in use

Blood Knot - Leader-to-leader knot


1) Lie the ends of the two lines against each other, over- lapping about six inches.
2) Take 5 turns around one line with the end of the other, and bring the end back where it's held between the two lines.
3) Repeat by taking 5 turns around the other line, bringing the end back between the two lines. These two ends should then project in opposite directions.
4) Work the knot up into loops, taking care that the two ends do not slip out of position.
5) Draw the knot up tightly.

Clinch Knot - For joining line or leader to terminal tackle


1) Pass the line through the eye of the hook or swivel.
2) Double back. Make five turns around the line.
3) Pass the end of the line through the first loop, above the eye, and then through the large loop. Draw the knot into shape.
4) Slide the coils down tight against the eye

Palomar Knot - for joining line or leader to hooks

1) Double about five inches of line, and pass through the eye.
2) Tie a simple Overhand Knot in the doubled line letting the hook hang loose. Avoid twisting the lines.
3) Pull the end of loop down, passing it completely over the hook.
4) Pull both ends of the line to draw up the knot.

Five Top Knot Tips

1) Always moisten your knots before tightening and tighten slowly and firmly.
2) High-tech lines do not respond very well to some knots. Always check, and if you are not happy with your knot, change it. The 'Xtreme" Knot is particularly good for high-tech knots.
3) Knots must look right. A bad looking knot usually is a bad knot. Cut it off and start again.
4) Don't learn too many knots. The Double Overhand Loop, Xtreme Knot, Bloodknot and the Half Bloodknot will cover most of your needs.
5) Never bite knots after tying. Use a pair of small, sharp scissors, or clippers, to trim them.