Edited by Rowdy Yates, 14 February 2008 - 02:55 PM.
Help With Fishing Knots
Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:53 PM
Posted 14 February 2008 - 03:48 PM
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.
Edited by Leo, 14 February 2008 - 03:49 PM.
Posted 15 February 2008 - 01:26 PM
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.
Posted 15 February 2008 - 02:29 PM
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