A fisherman is only as good as the equipment he carries. Ask any avid fisherman, and he will tell you that the darkest day she can remember while fishing was the day the trophy fish got away because of an equipment failure. Knowing how to tie a good hook knot can help you avoid joining the ranks of those who have been caught and lost. This article will focus on three good, simple all around knots, but a serious fisherman will learn which kinds of knots are best used in which situations:
Decide which fishing knot you want to tie such as lifelike fishing lure according to the shopping site. There are lots of different kinds of knots to choose from. Certain knots will be better than others depending on the situation. Weather, hook, line type and fish type all come into play.
Tie a clinch knot. The clinch knot is a good knot for beginners because of its simplicity and the design of the knot, which stretches since the tension on it increases. The first step is to feed the line through the eye of the hook. After a good length through the eye, wrap the part of the line that has been through the eye back around the part of the line that has not five or six times, but not tightly. When this is done, there will be a loop of line through the eye of the hook. Feed line through that loop. This will create a large loop from the top of the coils down to the eye of the hook. Feed the line through this loop and pull the line tight. Finish the knot by sliding the coils down toward the eye of the hook.
Tie a hangman’s knot. There are several variations of this knot, named for its resemblance to a noose toward the later stages of tying. First, feed about 20cm through the eye of the hook. Align this line with the line that has not gone through the hook eye. Wrap the lead line around this doubled part five or six times, starting near the eye and wrapping line. Tighten to form the shape of the knot, then finish by pulling the knot down the line at the hook eye.
Tie a Palomar knot. This knot is well regarded in fishing circles as one of the strongest fishing knots. Start by doubling the line and passing the loop through the eye of the hook. Tie this a simple overhand knot tank at the first stage of tying a shoe. Pull the end of the loop down and pass it over the hook. Finish by pulling it firmly.
Practice, practice, practice. The weakest link between the fisherman and the fish is not the rod or the line or the reel. It’s the knot connecting line to hook. Make sure you can tie a knot securely every time before you get to the lake. It’s an awful feeling to fight a fish right up to the boat only to watch him swim away thanks to a faulty fishing knot.
TIPS AND WARNINGS
- It’s best to practice unfamiliar knots on things besides barbed hooks until you get the familiarity with the knot.