Mycoolapps Fishing Knots
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Fishing Knots "Lite"
(09, 2014, 12Mb, 2.2 and up)
Everyday, anglers around the world should select and use
the right one. But which knots to use, which components for
attachment to use, which swivels or lures. In each case "Fishing
Knots Lite" is a smartphone program, showing how to tie
knots defined by categories.
In this android app each tying method is described in three-dimensional
illustrations of all stages of tying plus recommendations
for fishing lines and the estimation of the strength reduction
for each knot. Easy to Use and follow App designed for the
Android Phone that are easy for fisherman to understand. Good
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MyNature Fishing Knots
(08, 2012, 9.9Mb, 2.1 and up)
It's a Simple and useful and free. This Android App is based
on series of articles on hungarian haldorado.hu website, which
would gave easy-to-follow and step-by-step instructions with
good photos. Follow the steps to make your own knots - categorized
in 4 chapters: hook knots, line, hook, boating and misc knots.
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Ability to correctly tie a hook to every angler who is going to
go fishing rod or other hooks.
Node from the fishing
line should not be untied when wet, and the line was at the
site must not break off when the applied force is not less than
95 percent of its breaking load. The most fully meet these requirements
the knots in the form of a spiral spring (Picture 1). So you can
bind the node hooks up with ring and with a spatula. Tighten the
knot firmly grasps forend hook with pressed to his fishing line.
Inflection fishing line when it is not, which provides strength.
If the spiral knots properly tied and tightened, they are compact
and nice looking. Knot with locking loop.
The order of tying fishing line to hook this node next. Tsevyu
twine to attach to the hook, to form a series loop and b (Picture
2). Loop b, line and ring (or spatula) to clamp the hook between
your fingers (the zone of contact between the fingertips dashed).
From left to right in a row tightly wrap the twine around the hook
shank, making 10.5 revolutions. Winding clamped between the fingers
so that it is not weakened and the turns are not messed up.
Eliminate the loop b (Picture 3), pulling the fishing line
loop and the direction of arrow 1. Seal the winding, pulling the
end of the fishing line along the arrow 2. Pulling the fishing line
along the arrow 3 (Picture 5), reduce the loop and bring into it
the tip of the fishing line along the arrow 2, and tighten the noose.
Loop must lock the tip of the fishing line to the node is not undone.
The resulting node to move to a ring (or spatula) hook (Picture
5) and rotate so that the fishing line along the arrow 3 outputs
from the node above (from the sting of the hook). Finally, tighten
the knot on the arrows 3 and 4.
The free end of fishing line cut off at a distance of 2-3 mm of
the locking loop knot. This site make extensive use of fishermen
as well as for his tying does not require any tools. With it, easily
and quickly tied not only hooks, but mormyshkas. The only drawback
- the end of fishing line, directed away from the hook shank, 2-3
millimeters projects outside the retainer loop knot, which can sometimes
interfere with sweeps. Spiral node without locking loops are knotted
with the sewing needle with an eye to which may pass the twine.
The sequence of tying and tightening this knot is shown in Picture
Fishing line, hook
knots and needle should be put together (Picture 6) and
pinch your fingers. The free end of fishing line to start a needle
wound in the forearm and the hook from right to left 5.10 revolutions
fishing line. Winding in a spiral pinch between your fingers.
The tip of the fishing line to enter the eye of a needle (Picture
7). Without weakening the pressure with your fingers, needles to
extract from the winding, reaching the end of the twine inside the
helix (Picture 8). Alternately pulling the fishing line along the
arrows 1 and 2, seal the spiral turns, thus to ensure that they
are not messed up.
Formed to move the node to the ring (or spatula) hook
and rotate into position, as shown in (Picture 9). Finally,
tighten the knot by the arrow 3. The free end of fishing line cut
off at a distance of 0.5 millimeters from the first turn of the
helix. Both spiral site are quite suitable for tying hooks that
do not have a ring or a spatula. They are often specifically removed
for unobtrusive gear. To node while tightening does not slip off
fore, it is useful to Poluda and put on a layer Poluda notch with
a knife or needle files.
The main advantage of the spiral node is that the line was firmly
against it in turns to tsevyu and directed along its axis, so that
in operation almost was ground. Hook is a continuation of fishing
"How to"Reinforced knot
Reinforced stevedore knot in pic. 11, used for tying fishing line
hooks to the large diameter, is a historic fishing site, which has
been widely varies and at the present time.
For its formation is only three and a half turns around the end
of the navigation of the indigenous. Increase in number of revolutions
honors reduces the reliability of this site, since it is associated
with a larger diameter using my fishing line.
Modifying the previous site, you can get aspectual modified reinforced
stevedore knot in pic. 12.
Method of tying knot: performs five rotations hodo vym end-run
around the indigenous and skipping it in a loop in a direction opposite
to the previous node. Node is ready. See
If at the end of the leash is made nezatyagivayuschayasya loop,
the easiest and safest way to attach to her fishing hook - is it
the end of the cuff in the ear hook and throw a hook, creating a
dead loop. This method is good for the cotton woods and fine polyamide
resins. It can be applied in that case, if the loop is made of soft
wire. This way, it is convenient to attach to fishing line sinkers.
If this binding site, before you enter into the loop end of the
chassis, you need to pull together made about indigenous and threaded
ends of hoses and tighten them. This complex site is intended solely
for synthetic woods and has a great strength.
From other nodes it is different in that ear hook clasp at the
same time two loops (like a deaf loop). Although the binding of
his complex, he is considered the best among all the fishing sites,
designed for synthetic fishing line.
This node represents half of the snake node to be used for the
binding of two synthetic ropes. It is suitable for any line and
is a very reliable knot.
One of the simplest ways to bind a fishing hook to fishing line
is to use two polushtykov made at the fore-end hook. On synthetic
fishing line it should not apply, since it slides with a strong
The Canadian eight
Eight familiar to us safely used for tying the hook. The so-called
Group of Eight Canadian firm holds a synthetic fishing line. If
desired, this unit can be easily untied.
His invented forty years ago, anglers in California for tying hooks,
swivels and sinkers to the fishing line. It is relatively simple,
is quite reliable, but not very portable.
Why call it that, is hard to say. Because sea turtles are caught
by the network or beat the harpoon. This site tallies very simple
and good for cotton woods. Tied on the slippery synthetic vein,
it can unleash.
Group of Eight Knot
This is even more reliable method of attaching fishing line to
a hook with an eye. He gives a full guarantee that the hook does
Many of anglers prefer to use the hook without the ear due to the
fact that these hooks are usually forged and, in their opinion,
more durable, but mount a scaffold for such a hook is more complex
than to the possession of a needle. Most reliable for this purpose,
stepwise knot. He some how reminds spanning noose.
Palomar Fishing Hook
The Palomar hookknot is strong and easy to tie and a good-flexible-knot
that is used for securing a fishing line to a lure, snap or swivel.
One of the strongest, most stable and most easy to tie fishing knots,
which is recommended for almost fish or any situation. Suitable
for tying a hook, swivel, or flashed to Wobbler braided fiber. First
Bend the fiber so as to obtain about 15 cm double line and then
pass through the eye and Tie a simple
Overhand knot, Pass the fish-hook or swivel shone through loop
formed and tighten the knot and trim the free end. Make sure that
the two fiber rings are parallel.
Knot (used in fly fishing)
This Knots "Nail Knot" is from the area fly fishing and is used
to attach to a cord. For binding, you need a thin nail, straightened
paper clip or a bait needle. The nail is used to stiffen the fly
line during the binding process and at the end of a passageway kept
free for the cord. Place the coils are not too tight, otherwise
the end can push through badly and can be tied in multiple ways.
the piece to be fitted on the needle and the whiskers to bring together
in a line, 4 or 5 times the wrap piece approach to the needle(from
front to back), pull the needle out and put back to the front of
the line and attachment piece is stuck
Nail knot (step by step knot instructions)
The Nail knot is a very popular fly fishing Knot, this knot is
time tested knot to join fly line to leader. Use of a hollow tube
instead of a nail makes for easier tying.See below this guide to
tying a fly line nail knot in 4 Easy Steps.
1. Lay a hollow tube or nail against the end of the fly line. Set
the butt section of a leader against the line and nail/tube. Leave
an extra 10 cm to 20 cm of it's tag end to tie the knot.
2. Hold all 3 pieces together with thumb and forefinger and make
6 to 9 close together wraps, working left to right, back around
the the leader, line and tube-nail.
3. Pass the tag end through the tube or space available made by
the nail and remove the tube or nail and Pull the tag end to snug
up to the coils.
4. Pull both ends of the leadersi- multaniously to seat the knot
firmly onto the fty line and trim tagend close to the knot.
a simple knot
The ability to quickly and securely tied to a fishing line leashes
- no small matter for each angler - recommended for a quick change
of transverse leashes. First you need on the fishing line to tie
a simple knot, without tightening it until the end. Transverse the
leash with hooks at each end held in mid-poluuzla, around the loop
and back into the middle poluuzla, as shown in the diagram. After
controlling the length of the two leashes, tighten the knot. If
you want to tie fishing line to just one leash, tie on the opposite
end of the eight, and pull the leash to the end, while eight are
rested in a simple knot.
Hook knot (Sea fishing and Angling)
How to tie the grinner knot- has 80 to 90 % strength and efficiency.The
Grinnerknoten is used to hook on a leader to bind. It works similar
to the half blood knot. The binding itself is quite simple.the string
through a loop or eye move together and talk to the hand and Attach
the two windings cords held together, but not over the top loop,
but including leave after about 5 turns, the end projecting upward
and Now simply tighten and cut off the end. video
Non - Slip
Fishing Loop knot
This Knot is from the area fly fishing and is attached to a rope
used to and be use it is sometimes useful. A simple loop-knot form
and insert the end through the loop and then back through the loop
and 4-5-6 times for the Schnurr and Now tighten back through the
first loop and both ends and done
No slip Kreh-loop knot
A variation of Lefty's no slip loop knot.
whether it is on a tapered leader for trout or the shock tippet
on a big game leader It is one of the the best loop hook knot to
use for connecting a fly to a tippet or making a loop.
When use this knot on shock/bite tippets for big game it is the
loop to use for bite tippets up to 0.040" in diameter.
Break strength: For greater diameter tippets the Homer Rhodes
loop should be used. Break strength is 95% to 100% and is a function
of the number of wraps used: Four wraps for tippets of 0.016 diameter
or under D, three wraps for tippets 0.017" to 0.030" and
two wraps when over 0.030".
Recommended for both Nylon Copolymers and Fluorocarbon lines. When
100% strength is needed use four to five wraps.
How to Tie "Kreh-loop" knot:
At first make an over hand knot, thread the tag end through the
eye and return through the knot loop opposite of the way the standing
line exits. Then pull on the standing line to reduce the size of
the overhand knot to less than 1/4" and pull on the tag to
move the overhand knot so that it is in contact with the hook eye
or to make the loop very small.
2. Starting with the tag end on the side it exited the overhand
knot make two to four wraps around the standing line and thread
the tag end back through the knot on the same path as the line exited.
Note:Be sure the tag end passes to the outside of the knot loop.
To keep the loop small, hold the knot and pull on the standing
line to tighten the overhand knot.
If the line material is Fluorocarbon, do not moisten with saliva
as it contains oils that will enable slipping. Instead, use the
thumbnail of the holding hand to push the wraps toward the knot
as the tag is drawn tight, so that the wraps will form a tight helix.
Then, when pulling on the loop/fly, use the thumb nail, once again,
to further form the wraps.Then cut the tag end leaving a projection
of at least 1/16".
the snake knot
This is more complicated knot but more reliable way to tying the
leash to cross the fishing line. Before you tighten made on the
fishing line snake node, type in his mid-end of a leash tied with
eight. When tightening the knot snake both sides come together and
securely lead to eight.
For tying this knot on the fishing line, you must first make a
simple knot and be completed by the end of the leash running. The
latter needs to be fixed like a multiple-eight around the twine
and the end of indigenous leash. The fastening device is completely
safe knot and easy.
type of knot as
a "Running Knots"
To tie the fishing line to cross the leash this way, tie the twine
to the right place running a simple knot, but do not tighten it
until the end. At the end of the leash and tie a figure eight to
miss this end of the loop of the running knot. Delaying the last
knot, you securely attach the fishing line leash.
So we get from the main line about 5 cm and bending it so that
it becomes a loop. Once this is done the displayed node. Protruding
fiber is cut with scissors and then with the help of the connector
is placed a ball or protein stacker. Comes, and hook. Fiber passes
through the eye of the fish hook until it reaches about 1 cm from
the knot. After the soil turns of twine around the shoulder of the
hook. I think 10-12 turns are adequate, then the end of the fiber
is inserted back into the ear and pulls, thereby tightening knot
on the hook. After we tied the hook . It serves to connect the fiber.Often
when there is a short teaser occasions and the main fiber line remain
healthy. The video is shown to Self-Locking knot. I am a big fan
of these fishing knots - yhey are extremely strong. The more fish
pulls, the more the fiber is clamped to the hook. I think every
fisherman should be able to work with this unit. Once you've done
knots with scissors cutting back excess fiber. Then we see the main
fiber shows mobile burden. The example shows two options - one is
lifting and the other is a protein ball. Guide
To Carp Rigs video >>
How to Tie a
fishing hooks "without eyes" - type I
First fold the fiber of about 10-15 cm from the edge and place
it along the stem of the hook. With the open end, make 5-6 turns
down the stem of the hook. Pass free end through the loop formed.
Stretch the ends in opposite directions to tighten the knot and
trim the free end.
How to Tie a
fishing hooks "without eyes" - type II
Bend the end of the fiber to obtain a circular loop with a diameter
of 70-10 cm Put the hook where it crosses the fiber so that its
end sticking out several inches from the end of the hook. With right
hand grab the blade of the hook and twine, and with the left, scroll
loop, make 4-5 turns around the stem of the hook and the two fibers.
Squeeze turns with fingers, not to hang out and pull the ends in
opposite directions to tighten the knots. Prune free end.
How to Tie a
large hook with thick monofilament fishing
When fishing for very large fish, like catfish, requiring the use
of large hooks and thicker monofilament(more flexible and more stretchable)
from 0.50 to 0.90 mm. Thick and solid fiber difficulties involved
in making the occasion and tying the hook. Here are demonstrating
how to make optimal unit stable coils, allowing safe removal of
Get as much fiber do you think is your occasion. Make a large loop
around the stem of a hook on which one end is outside the ear in.
Then right side of the loop is wound clockwise along the stem and
the fiber located behind it.
Now move the knot to the hook eye and tighten.
Then with the help of pliers tighten tight knots.
Knot for tied on a turned-up / down eye fishing hook.
One wey to tie a dry fly to a tippet, line at the trminal end of
the leader. Knot is not complicated and 100% strength and works
well for salmon flies and small nymps when closed properly. This
strong hook Knot is also instead of tying to a thin 10 size or smaller
wire fishing hooks. First Insert line about a view inches of the
tag end through the eye of the fly fishing hook, hold the two strands
of the tippet and Make a full circle, make Again another small circle
around the fishing line. Slide the two coils with finger and thumb
while clenching coils, pull the main fishing line and trim the tag
end, the end of the line, where the Knot is tied around the hook.
New, very functional and very strong knot which 16-20 Knot can
be used for attaching to Hook(N16 or smaller hook Sizes), fly, and
Lures also very useful for connecting delicate tippets, at the terminal
end of the leader to large size fishing hooks. Insert the end of
the line through the eye hook far enough ot hte hook in front and
ake a Small-sized line-loop and wrap the line end around 4 Times
and moving the line toward the fishhook. Tighten on the end of the
line to close the wraps and pull most strongly on the standing main
fishing line to draw the knot up against the eye hook.This will
help the knot seat&slide properly.
From the beginning to clarify that hardly a angler to could
equally well make all known fishing-knots, they are too many, also
can be tied in a number of different ways. At First, because they
are over a hundred, and secondly because everyone decide which is
more easy and emphasis on it. If we talk about fishing knots
in monofilament line. We must absolutely clear. namely that they
are the weak point in the fishing line. It should never be forgotten
and therefore proper implementation and art of tying good knots
are important.Naturally. when going to the bleak, nothing fatal.
But if carelessly or poor are tied and hit the spoon lure
large fish should be blame only themselves. So in all cases when
we assume that can be attached something serious, preparing gear-
us they should be very carefully and thoroughly.
Two Rules of Good fish Knot Tying
The first things to be done in tying monofilament line, it is
to moist for a few seconds.Can it submerged in water, you can spit,
but do not tie dry fishing line. This made is because, as already
mentioned fishing fibers absorb up to 9% moisture during the outing.This
makes line softer.So our bound on dry knot tied are likely to loose.The
second rule is related to the approach the tightening of already
formed unit.Despite disagreements on the issue best be achieved
by tightening smoothlyconstantly pulling up to the final tightening
the knot. Tightening drive with pridrapvane and pauses between bumping
is not as good because of the fiber's ability to springy. Knowing
the mass used fishing knots and rational exploitation gives certain
advantages in fisheries. The basicknot types, their applications,
advantages and disadvantages. Described are the nodes that are rarely
used, but have particular application in fish-practice.
At The Beginning - Tie Line
Attaching line to the reel spool and you Need to learn how to
tie a specific reel-knot.The first knot, which make their new handset
line is that with that bind it to the spool of reel. Some do it
with loop by a small loop, but still improve is to learn and the
special reel fishing knot for this case. Not that they necessarily
our hit a monster, that shall develop all our fiber spool, but now
to make sure that even the first beginnings of our spool will lie
well. The first way consists in fact of two simple knots. First,
the very end of the fiber usually tie nodule. Then line routed around
the spool to be able to free end to make it even easier node. This
unit must be tightened with pull down to the surface of the spool.
When he lay on it pulled more main line to tighten.
a few helpful knots
These three knots must be well learn because they included the
main nite principles in making more complex fishing connections.The
first knot is not as weak as it
could be assumed. Suitable for attachment of thin fishing occasions.
Some spoon lure anglers prefer it because of the relatively ing
his little strength - 60% main line of resistance. This guarantees
them in jest, that the train will just break the knot, not not higher.
First make a simple knot in end. Then it winds through the ring
or rod to shone. Finally, the withdrawal of the main line knot is
formed. The second knot is used for tying flies to occasion, but
can be used to connect the loops of thin lines. For him to know
that easily loosen, if not under constant tension.The third Knot
is used most often to fix moving fishing float. It should be done
of very thin fish lines to allow light pass through the top leaders
of the rod.You do not need a lot of turns,four or five are enough.
Tighten with pulling both ends. then the excess line is carefully
cut with nail clippers or sharp scissors. Stop Knot can successfully
be used to make a flapper lower lead. Then, do not weave,reins over
to tie the upside-down gravity - the long end with the left hook
top, not hanging to lead, so occasions cheparsto stay open is entangled
in a cast. Installation, owever, is only suitable for smaller fish.
Knots to tie
a fishing lure
Knots to attach fishing lures must have a high percentage of
endurance Because the wire, which made axis of the shine is very
thin and may to injure the fishing line. Naturally, use of this
threat to swivel mitigated, but the requirement for strength connection
remains in force. The third unit (90%) is most famous fishing knot.
There are three ways of making it. they differ only in passing the
free end through the loop. Once the line is passed through swivel
ear with the fingers of the left hand grabs the basis of information
received net. Now the free end is spool 5 to 8 times. It is important
to windings not one another. You may think usavyrshenstvashpe version
it is better to form a twice, but this should not be done. Once
the knot is tightened only when the bud is formed.
Knots to tie
a fishing line to a hook
The importance of this type of fishing knot
is clear. However, they must be consistent with the size of hooks
used by the thickness of line of the event. The choice of knot depends
on the type of hook used - Does it scoop on the end or ends, the
ear, bends or small shafts near the eye,and how aggressive fish
will go fishing. Ordinary Knot - They are used most often, which
does not mean that are bad. The double loop is suitable for small
hooks. It can be fastened with hooks and ear and shoulder blade.
This Knot is probably most familiar way of tying fishing hooks.
Both knots hold well after tightening and allow short-cut the free
end. For many fishermen tying this knot with Endurance 95% - 100%
easier than tying a clinch. He used not only for the ear hooks,
but also thrives on fishing rod and shine, because at least prevent
pa proper movement in the water. Paired line winds through ring,
and after that make a wide ordinary node. Free loop is transferred
through the hook or lure and pull it tight. when tightening must
be careful not to snare stand across the ring and lie between. The
excess end can be cut short almost knots. Palomar knot is secure,
easily and done quickly in all conditions, even by children.
Improved clinch knot or simple clinch knot. Or maybe called cinched
knot. You wrap your line around main line 6-7 times then take loose
end down through bottom loop and up through loop just made. Moisten
line and pull tight. It has NEVER failed for me in 45 years of fishing!!
You can also loop through bottom hole twice and up through top loop
just made twice...but it bulks it up and is more difficult to tighten
down. The simple 7 X around, down and through method works very
very well alone. Several variations of a cinch knot where the windings
clamp down on the end of the line as it's pulled. Some go twice
around the swivel, some don't. three to four windings is good enough.
Knot instructions:Pass the end of a line
twice through the eye of a hook to make a loose round turn, leaving
a long working end line. Wrap the working end around the standing
part to make 5 to 7 turns and pass the working end through the round
turn. Pull on the hook and on the standing part, tightening the
turns so that they lie snugly against the eye of the hook. Work
the knot into shape, and trim the short end if required.
The basic ones Knots used in small-boat handling.
The knots shown in the accompanying illustrations(below) are the
basic ones used in small-boat handling.
A good boatman should be able to tie them, and untie them, rapidly
and, if necessary, in the dark.
Overhead and figure
eight knots are chiefly used to keep an unserved line
from fraying or to keep any line from pulling through a block or
REEF or SQUARE KNOT.
A strong knot, easy to tie and untie, used for tying two ends of
a line together, or two different lines if they are the same circumference.
Also used when reefing sail, whence its name. clove hitch. Used
for securing a line to a spar or piling. Will not slip either way.
Used for securing a line to a ring bolt or other object, in fact
in any situation which calls for securing the line to itself.
An extremely useful knot for putting a temporary bight or loop
in the end of a line. It is also the best knot for securing a line
to another object, as when towing a dinghy. It can be used as a
sling to hoist a man aloft.
Sheet bend and double
The sheet bend is used to secure two lines of different sizes or
when securing a line to a bight in another line.
The double sheet bend is similarly used when a more secure and
permanent attachment is desired.
Braid Leader knot
This join is designed to attach a monofilament leader of the same
or greater breaking strength to any polyethylene gelspun super line
(SPECTRA) and retaining the manufacturers breaking strain at 100percent.
1. With the rod and reel spooled win the polyethylene gel-spun
line in a rod holder, and a short double secured with a Biminu Twist
on the end, commence wrapping the monofilament leader with the double
2.Wrap the double super line around the monoflament leader from
six to ten times,less wraps for heavier mono leaders of the same,
or only slighty greater breaking strain than the super line, than
thread the mono leader tag through the loop on the super line double.
3.Holding the loop, tag and leader as shown at the picture, pull
on the super line until the mono leader tag begins to spiral around
the wraps to produce the effect shown.
4.When the tag has spiraled tightly around the wraps, let it go
and pull the knot tight. This takes a lot of pressure, if it doesn't
put up tight, increase the drag setting on your reel intil it does.You
may have to experiment a little with the number of wraps to get
the knot right because every line leader combination is different.
Double "loop to loop" connections
To attach double lines to wind on leader's, place double line through
the loop it the end of the wind on leader, then pass the coiled
leader Up through the mono loop of the double line. Repeat this
procedure to create a double or triple loop to loop connection.
This knot connection is also a superior knot and can be used when
connecting SPECTRA lines tied with a 35 wrap Birnini Twist connectcd
to mono top shot lines by tying a Bimini Twist in the mono end and
connecting to the SPECTRA with a triple loop to loop.
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Fly Fishing Knots
There are many choices for attaching your fly, leader, the right
choice of fishing knot is in some ways more essential than in some
other types and aspects of angling. This Website cover almost all
fly fishing knots and wiith a little practice, a good knot will
be tied well every time. See more at: www.flyfishingknots.co.uk
fisherman's Ossel Knot
At the upper end of ossel ropes was this more secure knot which,
in contrast to the submerged ossel hitch, had to resist being bashed
about on the surface of rough seas.
Pass the working end up at the front, then over and down behind
the foundation rope. Bring the end up and diagonally across in front
of the standing part and put it down behind the work. Bring the
working end up alongside the first wrapping turn and take it for
a second, diagonal wrapping turn. To see "How
to tie Instructions and Examples"visit this page.
As equally suited to a spade ended hook as those with an up-turned
or down-turned eye, this knot is an easily tied alternative to "snelling"
How to tie :
At First, Pass the end of the line through the eye and make a bight
resembling a trombone slide that extends the length of the fishing
hook's shank. Then wrap a series of snug tight turns, enclosing
both parts of the line together with the shank, and then tuck the
Pull upon the standing part to eliminate what remains of the bight,
trapping the tag end and tightening the knot. Trim the end.
Domhof knot and Work with No. 10 or No. 8 eyed
If you do not like to use any hook other than one you have hipped
to the reel line.
I know exactly how I whip the line to my hooks, and if anything
is amiss with the whipping I soon notice it, whereas I have seen
many variations of factory whippings and, with many of them, I would
not know anything was amiss until it was too late. I
use the whipping which has somehow become known as the 'Domhof'
knot, and was presumably named 'A' is passed through the eye of
the hook and laid in a bight along the shank, passed around the
shank and bight four times, and then tucked into the bight.
'A' is held gently as 'B' is pulled to form whipping at eye. Trim
'A', but not too closely, on completion.
after that famous Dutch angler, Frans Domhof. If so it seems rather
strange, as this whipping has been used by sailors and professional
fishermen for at least a hundred years and long before the time
of Frans Domhof. Nevertheless, it is a splendid whipping, which
I use extensively and in which I have the greatest confidence.
Large hooks call for a considerably more powerful strike than tiny
hooks, but I think there are tremendous advantages in a large hook.
A tiny hook stands little chance of keeping a good purchase in the
swaggering, head-shaking fight which trout can put up. D.C.F.
To Tie A Leader Knot
Leader knots are used for tying leaders of any sort from your mainline.
The leaders can be used for shockleaders when casting long distances
or spodding as at a higher breaking strain they will take the force
of the cast without the risk of cracking off. Also the Leaders are
used for certain fishing situation where they maybe required for
their abrasion resistance.
The material you can use in this Leader-part is the 5olb Korda
Arma Kord, which is a braided leader material.
To tie first hold your mainline and the arma-kord running parallel
with each other but with the ends in opposite hands. Now with the
braided Arma-kord form a loop alongside your mainline to begin the
grinner knot. Then pass the end of the Arma-Kord round the mainline
and through the loop 4 times. Moisten the knot slightly a tighten
it down slowly making sure its nice and neat. Now repeat the process
with your mainline, forming the loop then passing it round the Arma-Kord
and through the loop 4 times, before moistening the knot a gently
teasing it tight again making sure its neat. Gently tease the two
knots until they are sitting tight together. Trim the tag ends and
now you ready to use the leader.
Fly fishing Knots
How to minimize the line's strength
Just the simple act of tying a knot in your line reduces the line's
strength. And since knots are unavoidable, it's best to pay attention
to knots so as to minimize that strength reduction.
- If you're tying a knot in already nicked or weakened line your
looking for trouble.
- Tie the knot carefully and give a hardy tug when finished. Don't
be shy about testing your knot, if if can't hold up to your pulling
it won't hold when a fish is pulling on it while fighting for its
- When you're about to tighten a knot, moisten it with saliva.
This will reduce friction and allow the knot to snug smoothly.
- A goodly number of knots are nicked when the clippers are used
to clip the tag end.
- there is one knot to avoid - the wind knot. Well known and feared
by fly fishermen, this is an overhand knot that forms on your line
due to casting problems. An overhand knot cuts into itself and dramatically
weakens your line.