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bodger

I've got to teach the son how to tie a knot.

I've dragged our youngest son out fishing many times over the years and he's been good company but I've always tackled up for him.
This weekend, laddos  brought his girlfriend home and the two of them are keen to go fishing off the rocks on Sunday. Before he goes, I've got to teach him how to tie his hooks on. Now I've always used what I think is a blood knot, you know the one  ! Wrap the line around itself half a dozen times and bring the end through the loop, wet it and then pull it tight. I'm afraid to say thats about the end of my knot tying skills, which knot do you use when putting your  hooks on ?
Captain Cockerel

Knot

That's the one I use... Don't wet it tho..

My old man taught me how.. A long time ago..

Steve
TopCat

Same - Blood Knot. Come to think of it its the only knot I use.
bodger

I've obviously not been up to the mark with me laddos education.
Gareth

Re: Knot

Captain Cockerel wrote:
Don't wet it tho..

Steve



:banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:

Always. always wet the knots before pulling them up tight, the line whether it is Mono, fluro, or braid requires lubricating,


For attaching the hooks to a line I use only four different one's: The "improved" or "clinched" half blood knot, the snell knot, the knotless knot, and the Palamar knot; all of them good, strong, reliable knots.  Use the word Animated in the OTG search facility (at the top of the page) for a link to the animated knot pages that I have posted up.
bodger

Heres Gareths post

Bodger mate,

If you have purchased some braid, then you will need to learn a handful of new knots ...... don't worry they are really simple to learn, and easy to remember.

Here are a few links to some animated knots;  

The Palamor Knot; for tying on hooks, swivels, rings, lures, etc:

http://www.animatedknots.com/palo...amp;Website=www.animatedknots.com

and the Uni Knot;

http://www.animatedknots.com/unik...amp;Website=www.animatedknots.com

For joining Mono line to braided line:

The Allbright knot;

http://www.animatedknots.com/albr...amp;Website=www.animatedknots.com


The Surgeons loop;

http://www.animatedknots.com/surg...amp;Website=www.animatedknots.com
Bazzer

Over many years of Match Sea Fishing that's the only knot I used. Simple and reliable tied properly. As "G" said, ALWAYS wet the knot. The friction on dry line creates weak spots.
Only ever let me down once and that was in The News of the World pier final at Southend. It cost me a damn good Bass, the trophy and worst of all, the money pot. I had it on the surface and was having to wait for a drop net, last gasp kick and gone!
Gareth

Bodger,

The linlks that you have posted, have not copied and pasted across properly.

Here is a  working link to the main page, so that you may choose the knot you require.

http://www.animatedknots.com/inde...amp;Website=www.animatedknots.com
Captain Cockerel

Re: Knot

Gareth wrote:
Captain Cockerel wrote:
Don't wet it tho..

Steve



:banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:

Always. always wet the knots before pulling them up tight, the line whether it is Mono, fluro, or braid requires lubricating,




Ok Gareth... Suitably chastened...  

Steve
george

I use the uni knot for just about everything its a good knot that has never let me down

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