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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

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 2009

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 2009

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 2009

How to tie the double grinner knot

This is one of the most effective ways of joining two sections of leader together, whether they are of the same diameter or of different diameters. What you have is two individual grinner knots that slide down and butt up against each other to create the ‘double’ join. Also referred to as the double Uni knot.  

  • Knots
  • Line to line knots
  • 03 August 2009

How to tie the shockleader knot

Shockleaders are a necessary requirement for all sea anglers as they allow you to cast heavy rigs long distances, but the problem in usign them lies with knowing just how to tie a shockleader on to the reel's mainline. With a little bit of practice, tying a typical shockleader knot is actually quite easy, and it's detailed right here, below. ...

  • Knots
  • Line to line knots
  • 15 July 2009

How to tie the figure-of-8 knot

      STEP 1 Fold your mainline into a loop.   STEP 2 Fold it back across itself.   STEP 3 Wrap the loop around the back of the folded lines and thread it back through the main loop.   STEP 4 Adjust the knot size, wet the line and tease it together, pulling on the loop, the mainline ...

  • Knots
  • Hook and swivel knots
  • 27 May 2008

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 2008

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 2008

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 2008

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