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10 Knots You Must Know

10 Knots You Must Know

You don't have to be a knot-tying genius to catch fish. But it sure helps to know the basics.
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from czech444 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I'm a little disappointed that the Davy Knot isn't mentioned here. It's probably the simplest knot to tie a hook to a leader. It's a relatively strong knot (I've used it for salmon fishing and had no problems with 35-40 inch Kings) and it can easily be tied leaving little to be trimmed off the tag end. This comes in handy for fly fisherman because it lessens the frequency with which you have to tie more tippet on, which means less blood knots and/or less double surgeon's knot, which I noticed were also left off of the list:(

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from Seth Morelock wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

My previous comment refers to the blood knot sorry I didn't make that clear.

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from Seth Morelock wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I also like this knot to attach my jigs and lures to my line. It seems to give me durability some knots seem to lack I only wrap it about three times any more and I feel it look like what it is a jig with a big knot tied to it.

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from Johnnie wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

The Palomar knot is a good knot and it is a good knot to use when you have cold hands, its quick and no fumbling.

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

If you wanna learn the knots, practice them a few times. You can stare at them for hours and it won't do half as much good as tying them a few times quick.

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from cjmax8@hotmail.com wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

these knots are ok im sher thay would hold strong but only easy one that i can do is the palomar knot.

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from Fishingfreak wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

Huntforit....that actaully isnt such a bad idea. I think i will do the same.

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from Huntforit wrote 5 years 14 weeks ago

I think I'm going to print each of the knot instructions out, laminate the sheets and keep it in my tackle box.

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from Steelerfan wrote 5 years 18 weeks ago

I use a blood knot to use two hook rigs by leaving both tag ends long , maybe 6-8 inches and tie a snell knot at each tag end or use one end as a drop sinker using split shots .especially useful for trout fishing in rocky streams.If weights snag up , just pull a little , split-shots slip off and you still have hook/lure to re-weight.

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from purplehead wrote 5 years 18 weeks ago

Woops. I assumed that my comments would corespond to the knot that I was looking at. My bad.
The Albright knot looks like a nice simple one. I've used the blood knot and it works OK. Sometimes the knot is a little bigger than I'd like and it takes a little time.

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from purplehead wrote 5 years 18 weeks ago

I've used this one before and it works but its not a good choice if your in a hurry. Fishn time is too precious.

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from purplehead wrote 5 years 18 weeks ago

This one looks simple enough to remember. Let me give it a shot.

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from auxie01 wrote 5 years 20 weeks ago

Interesting Marlinspike information!

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from auxie01 wrote 5 years 20 weeks ago

Interesting Marlinspike information!

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from Huntforit wrote 5 years 14 weeks ago

I think I'm going to print each of the knot instructions out, laminate the sheets and keep it in my tackle box.

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from Steelerfan wrote 5 years 18 weeks ago

I use a blood knot to use two hook rigs by leaving both tag ends long , maybe 6-8 inches and tie a snell knot at each tag end or use one end as a drop sinker using split shots .especially useful for trout fishing in rocky streams.If weights snag up , just pull a little , split-shots slip off and you still have hook/lure to re-weight.

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from purplehead wrote 5 years 18 weeks ago

Woops. I assumed that my comments would corespond to the knot that I was looking at. My bad.
The Albright knot looks like a nice simple one. I've used the blood knot and it works OK. Sometimes the knot is a little bigger than I'd like and it takes a little time.

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from Fishingfreak wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

Huntforit....that actaully isnt such a bad idea. I think i will do the same.

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from cjmax8@hotmail.com wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

these knots are ok im sher thay would hold strong but only easy one that i can do is the palomar knot.

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 4 years 47 weeks ago

If you wanna learn the knots, practice them a few times. You can stare at them for hours and it won't do half as much good as tying them a few times quick.

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from purplehead wrote 5 years 18 weeks ago

This one looks simple enough to remember. Let me give it a shot.

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from purplehead wrote 5 years 18 weeks ago

I've used this one before and it works but its not a good choice if your in a hurry. Fishn time is too precious.

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from Johnnie wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

The Palomar knot is a good knot and it is a good knot to use when you have cold hands, its quick and no fumbling.

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from Seth Morelock wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I also like this knot to attach my jigs and lures to my line. It seems to give me durability some knots seem to lack I only wrap it about three times any more and I feel it look like what it is a jig with a big knot tied to it.

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from Seth Morelock wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

My previous comment refers to the blood knot sorry I didn't make that clear.

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from czech444 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I'm a little disappointed that the Davy Knot isn't mentioned here. It's probably the simplest knot to tie a hook to a leader. It's a relatively strong knot (I've used it for salmon fishing and had no problems with 35-40 inch Kings) and it can easily be tied leaving little to be trimmed off the tag end. This comes in handy for fly fisherman because it lessens the frequency with which you have to tie more tippet on, which means less blood knots and/or less double surgeon's knot, which I noticed were also left off of the list:(

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