10 Useful Fishing Knots

November 24, 2008 by  
Filed under Coarse Fishing


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An angler must be well versed in tying fishing knots, it’s as important a part of the armory as choosing the right bait. There are many different types of fishing knots which are effective. We will look at the top ten fishing knots.

 

Slip Knot: Also known as a “running knot”, the function of this handy knot is to tighten whenever tension is applied to it’s line. A very useful and simple knot.

 

Half-Blood Knot: A multipurpose knot that comes in handy in a variety of uses including: attaching hooks, swivels, and lures to your main line. It’s also known as a “clinch knot”. The strongest knot for medium size hook and line combos.e.

 

Palomar Knot: A very easy knot that attaches the line to a hook. Tying this knot is a bit like threading a needle. A handy knot which can be learned quickly and has great breaking strength.

 

The Knotless Knot: A beginner’s knot that should not be overlooked. This basic hair rig is very strong to the touch and can yield great self-hooking capabilities.

 

Stop Knot: If you want a run-through float, you will need to stop it. That is where this handy knot comes into play. One of the best ways to put a halt to a run-through float without damaging it.

 

Arbor Knot: A knot that attaches the fishing line to the corresponding fishing reel aka the arbor. It is simple to learn and quite effective.

 

Nail Knot: A handy knot used to attach the backing and the fly line together.  This knot is compact and is a very smooth option. Also useful as a float-line stopper.

 

Needle Knot: A very uniform knot that is straight and will hold up the hook and line together quite well. It is advantageous because it makes little to no splash when it breaks water. 

 

Surgeons Loop: Generally used to produce a loop to loop combo. It can help you to create a loop that’s able move freely and naturally. This useful knot can maintain powerful and steady line strength when tied correctly.

 

Perfection Loop: Another great loop to loop connection that’s quick and easy to employ. This option allows you to tie a loop neatly in conjunction with the standing end.

 

Now that you are armed with a few basic fishing knot ideas, go out there and try them! Remember, practice makes perfect, and although you may not get the technique down the first time, you will eventually get it.

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