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How to tie the Domhoff fishing knot

Although detailed here using a spade end hook, the Domhoff fishing knot can be used around the shank of an eyed hook, and when tied securely this is an incredibly reliable knot to use. It is made up of a series of eight whips around the hook shank. This creates a neat lock upon the hook that won't slip and ...

  • Knots
  • Hook and swivel knots
  • 15 December 2014

How to tie the banded knotless knot

This relatively new knot is one for the angler who needs to catch, bait up and fish at speed. It gives the angler the hooking power of the knotless knot, while at the same time provides the angler with the ability to attach hard baits like pellets, on to the hair, really quickly. There's no need to use a drill, ...

  • Knots
  • Hook and swivel knots
  • 11 December 2014

How to tie the grinner knot

This knot is widely used by match, pleasure and specialist anglers wordwide, for linking hooks and swivels to either mainline, hooklength or even braid. It is a very strong and relaible knot that should be dampened thoroughly before it is pulled tight. As this knot features a small amount of whipping above the swivel or hook eye it does not ...

  • Knots
  • Hook and swivel knots
  • 11 December 2014

How to tie the stop knot

The Stop Knot is commonly used by match anglers who need to floatfish a waggler in water much deeper than the length of their rod, but it is even more commonly used by predator anglers when they create their float rigs. A well-tied Stop Knot provides a moveable point that helps prevent your float from sliding all the way along ...

  • Knots
  • Line to line knots
  • 11 December 2014

How to tie the water knot

This knot has many uses for the angler. It can be used to link hooklength to mainline, it can be used to join a paternoster link to a mainline, and it can even be used to join mono to braid. Many angler's use this knot to link their pole mainline to the hooklength, especially when fishing delicate rigs, because it ...

  • Knots
  • Line to line knots
  • 11 December 2014

How to tie the five-turn half blood knot

The half turn blood knot is one of the most widely used fishing knots for attaching swivels to line and hooks to line. It is also used in specialist fishing circles for joining split rings to lines as well. Here we show how you can tie this handy knot in just a few simple steps. Don't forget, though, to dampen ...

  • Knots
  • Hook and swivel knots
  • 04 December 2014

How to tie the figure-of-8 knot

If you are looking for a knot for tying your hooklength to the end of your fishing mainline, the figure of eight knot is the one for you... It's a really easy knot to tie and when tied correctly and used correctly, will provide a small loop that can be used to lock on another loop in another length of ...

  • Knots
  • Hook and swivel knots
  • 27 May 2014

How to tie the overhand loop knot

If you are seeking a knot for tying your hooklength to the end of your fishing mainline, the overhand loop knot is absolutely perfect... It's a really easy knot to tie and when tied correctly and used correctly, will provide a small loop that can be used to lock on another loop in another length of line - for example, ...

  • Knots
  • Line to line knots
  • 27 May 2014

How to tie the knotless knot hair rig

The knotless knot hair rig is perhaps the most valuable of all knots for those anglers who wish to catch a big fish. The reason why it's so valuable is because it allows the angler to easily and quickly tie a rig that enables the bait to be presented off the hook. It might sound strange to a newcomer that the ...

  • Knots
  • Hook and swivel knots
  • 27 May 2014

How to tie a tucked water knot

  Place a shorter length of leader, say about 12 inches, next to the main leader as shown. Now make a loop with both lengths making sure they remain together as one. You’re now ready to for the knot. Pass the the loose ends (furthest from the fly line) through the loop at least two times. Many anglers prefer three ...

  • Knots
  • 07 January 2010

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