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Common Knots Used by Fishermen
There are so many knots, and so many uses, that the best way to learn how to tie fishing knots is to buy a
book and closely follow the illustrations. Your next best bet is going to Animated Fishing Knots by Grog.
To get you started, below are three common knots used by fishermen:
Trilene Knot: A very strong knot.
1). Insert tag end through eye; reinsert tag end back through eye forming a
double loop. Double strands that pass through eye should not cross or overlap.
2). Wrap tag end around standing line; make 6 turns with light line (2-6 lb.),
5 turns with medium line (8-12 lb.), 4 turns with heavy line (14-20 lb.).
3). Pass tag end through double loop at eye formed in Step 1.
4). Maintain tension on tag end; draw knot tight by pulling on standing line;
trim tag end.
Improved Clinch Knot
1). Insert tag end through eye leaving at least 6 inches of line to tie the
knot. Wrap tag end around standing line; make 6 turns with light line (2-6
lb), 5 turns with medium line (8-12 lb.), 4 turns with heavy line (14-20
2). Pass tag end through loop formed at eye.
3). Insert tag end back through second loop formed in Step 2.
4). Maintain tension on tag and draw knot tight by pulling on standing line;
trim tag end.
Palomar Knot (maximum strength and versatility)
1). To tie the palomar knot, bend the line back on itself to form a double strand
6 inches long.
2). Next, pass this double strand through the hook eye and tie a loose overhand
knot, leaving a loop deep enough so the hook (or lure) can pass through
3). Pass the hook through the loop.
4). Then tighten the knot by pulling on the hook with one hand and the double
strand of line with the other. Trim the tag end.
Below are additional websites that have very nice instructions for tying knots:
Animated Fishing Knots by Grog. This is the "BEST" online knot website available!!!
Troutlet.com A wonderful collection of 27 "how to" knot aninmations.
Beach-Caster.com Useful Knot Guide (18 tutorials).
NorEast Knots (a nice series of 6 animated tutorials).
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