Tying a good Fishing Knot

February 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Coarse Fishing Methods

There are several things that you will want to keep in mind if you want to tie good fishing knots. First, the quality of your fly fishing knots will directly affect how well you can fish. The knots used are typically the weakest point of a rod and line assembly. This is due to the fact that the line is usually weakened when it is tied, and is often responsible for line breaks and the loss of fish. The first step in making certain your fly fishing equipment knots are secure is to make sure you lubricate the knot as it is being tied. Using a liquid to lubricate the knot will lower the amount of friction heat generated when you are tying your knot. When heat is generated during the typing of the knot, the line is weakened and can snap under strain.

Next, once you have lubricated and tied your knot, you need to test the knot. This is done by pulling on the leader and the line and seeing if the knot holds. It is best to do this because you want to ensure there is a good amount of strength in the knot before you cast your line and discover the knot was incorrectly tied, resulting in the loss of your fish. If you notice that your deep sea fishing knots seem to slip, you will want to make certain that you are tying your knots correctly. A properly seated knot will not slip or move when put under strain. It is always suggested that you trim your fly fishing knots prior to casting your line. The trim should be done as close to the knot as possible without nicking or otherwise damaging the knot or line. This can be tricky at first, but once you have practiced, you will be able to trim the knot cleanly.

If your knot is lose and you did not properly seat or test the knot but trimmed it, you will notice that your knot is much more likely to come loose. This is due to the fact that the knot is not tied tightly enough, allowing movement within the knot. This is something that you will want to avoid as it can result in the loss of the leader and your fish. When you tie sport fishing knots, make certain that you are careful in how you grasp your lure and leader. It is extremely easy to cut your finger on a lure if you are not careful when you are typing these knots.