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#1 Rowdy Yates

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:53 PM

Fishing live bait Fishing knots are easy once you you see them done. Now the hard part is remembering how four months later when you're out on the water. I liked the blood knot because it can save the day and alot of line.

Edited by Rowdy Yates, 14 February 2008 - 02:55 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 03:48 PM

There are two types of fishing knots. Ones that work by friction and ones that work against the shear strength of the line.

Clinch style (knots with piles of twists like blood knots) are friction knots that work great with monofilament lines. But they are almost completely ineffective on super braids. I can't emphasize this enough. DO NOT USE FRICTION KNOTS ON SUPER BRAIDS!!

A palomar and a bowline on a bight are your most important to learn knots for super-braids.

For joining two different size lines I find the Allbright Special is much more effective than the blood knot. Blood knots are IMHO only really good for monofilament lines of the same diameter.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 10:23 PM

Cool site Mark. Thanks for sharing it!
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 05:09 AM

Blood knot is a great, but a double surgeon's knot is easier. Another cool site...
http://www.animatedk...imatedknots.com
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 01:26 PM

Those are actually two great sites.

The Grog one Monk posted is excellent for learning because the steps are animated.

The double surgeon knot is easier to tie and harder to screw up when tying than the blood knot. I don't think there is hardly any difference in strength between the two.

A major error in thinking is believing all well tied knots are the same strength. This simply is not true. Put your "good" knots to a legitimate test of one versus the other on the same piece of line.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 02:29 PM

Monk that's a great site, thanks :bigthumb: Between the two you can learn about everyone you'd ever need.
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