line tying

it may have been done b4 but can all on here help others by showing how to tie different knots for rigs traces and leaders

i know a few but dont know the name of them

i for 1 would like to learn more but sometimes trying to follow books can be hard

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use youtube for knot typing

Tue, 2008-11-04 18:24

use youtube for knot typing russel, just do a search on the knot, runds you thru well and you can watch, stop , pause and replay etc, its great

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one prob,how do you use u

Tue, 2008-11-04 18:26

one prob,how do you use u tube ,computer illiterateFrown

taken me long enough to learn the basics

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  below is an example, just

Tue, 2008-11-04 18:28

 

below is an example, just type in the search box the type of knot etc and bingo your there

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s40lmqVux4E

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thanks matt,just had a quick

Tue, 2008-11-04 18:41

thanks matt,just had a quick look i will give them a go

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ask your kids, they will

Tue, 2008-11-04 18:41

ask your kids, they will show you.

or go to google and type utube knots :)

animated knots is good cause you can hover your mouse over each number to advance it to the next shot.

http://www.animatedknots.com

Another way I found is good to learn is get a bit of cord and a something that has a big eye to try tying knots. Much easier to watch how the knot forms when its tightened, how to tease the knot down etc.

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I got Jesse a book on knots

Tue, 2008-11-04 19:04

I got Jesse a book on knots comes with a dvd Geoff Wilson's Fishing Knots and rigs a good book and great instructions on the dvd you can stop and start as you are tying you knots

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Yeah, that is a great book Paul. A top pressie for any angler

Tue, 2008-11-04 19:46

Though I have to say I thought Mr Wilson's acting was a bit wooden on the DVD.
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That you tube vid actually

Tue, 2008-11-04 19:54

That you tube vid actually helped me with my bimini's

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thanks guys RUSS & SANDY

Tue, 2008-11-04 20:48

thanks guys

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I've found that the knots I

Tue, 2008-11-04 22:19

I've found that the knots I use the most were the ones shown to me in tackle stores. It certainly helps your knot tying ability (as you can be shown exactly how to do it, and also have someone watch while you try it).

You only need a short list of dependable, strong knots. Here are the ones I use after much research and testing (both types ;) ). I tied and tried a lot of knots :p (and importantly got a lot of opinions from long term fishermen with lots of experience on the water, a very important part ;) )

1. The best knot is the uni knot. Easy to tie, and as long as you wet the knot, its a 90%+ knot. Very versatile (e.g. you can leave a loop when fishing soft plastics for better action).

2. For hooks, I use a double snell. The bottom hook isnt critical, you could use a uni or something else. The top hook though, I use a method that was shown to me at compleat angler. Hard to explain in text, but I can whip up an image if you'd like. It allows you to put the top hook exactly where you want it though, and its very strong.

3. For braid to mono (leader) I use a GT knot as Honsu showed me. Dont let the name deceive you, you can use it on lighter line. It puts the tag upwards, is more forgiving than a improved albright, and is very strong (if I pick the same strength leader as the main line, I often get the leader back if I have to break it). Again, I can get a pic.

4. For forming a braid loop, I use the bimini. If you are shown how to do this, its a piece of pie. Do it with your rod in a rod holder, and line going up the guides (or some if you have a light tip graphite). You make the twists, then put it on the handle and turn to remove the slack. Now you have one hand to push on the Y of the loop and one hand to guide the line around. No clumsy mouth on the tag end, no awkward knee movements or getting it tangled around your toe.

5. Rapala knot for heavier jigheads, leadheads and taikabura/octa.

www.marinews.com and http://www.fishnet.com.au/knotsrigs/knotsrigs.html have a lot of knots and rigs. I also have a text file I compiled in my search for the perfect knot if you are interested.--------------

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this place is not too bad either

Wed, 2008-11-05 05:28

http://www.animatedknots.com/indexfishing.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com

 

limited knots, but quite helpful.

 

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the old uni-knot

Wed, 2008-11-05 09:58

I have found the old uni knot to be the most useful knot in the arsenal. Use a uni2uni for joining main to leader in <8 pound mono when an albright/improved albright is too finniky to tie.

Touch wood but to date I have never had a uni knot fail on me.

Youtube clip from a guy in south africa is very good for demonstrating how to tie a short bimini - he also has a neat way to finish it which leaves the tag end secure at the bottom of the knot. This is the bimini I use in braid now.

 In general I use the following;

improved albright for braid to mono connections (>8 pound) with a uni to the terminal tackle

bimini in heavier braid with a straight albright to the leader and then uni to terminal tackle

aussie plait in 15-24kg mainlines for the double then a crane swivel to connect lures/livebait traces. uni knots used for all terminal tackle up to and including 100 pound

anything beyond 100 pound and I crimp. 

interesting to hear if anyone has any improvements/suggestions...

 

 

 

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learning the gt knot now...

Wed, 2008-11-05 10:08

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=K_qom1E-ihA

 

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GT

Wed, 2008-11-05 16:13

And don't forget you can just nip off the granny knot and the gt knot will unravel so you don't have to re tie your bimini if you bust up your leader.

 

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sounds like if anyone wanted

Wed, 2008-11-05 16:18

sounds like if anyone wanted to know how to tie a noose, your wife might have been the one LOL

And yes mav very good advice there

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Am i the only one who uses a

Wed, 2008-11-05 17:13

Am i the only one who uses a blood knot? 

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Probably, everyone uses the

Wed, 2008-11-05 17:26

Probably, everyone uses the trilene knot instead.

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Yep

Wed, 2008-11-05 17:27

Tongue outTongue out plenty of better knots out there , uni knot is better and easier.

 

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I also use trilene but i

Thu, 2008-11-06 14:55

I also use trilene but i find its a hassle to tie on heavyer leader 

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Its a hell of a lot easier

Thu, 2008-11-06 15:35

Its a hell of a lot easier to pull up than the blood knot.

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Knots

Thu, 2008-11-06 16:58

I used to use the blood knot until i learnt the uni.
I use the uni all the time now. I am going to have a look at the gt knot now cos i dont know any knots for joining leader to braid. I use a triple palamar to join my braid to a swivel and then uni my mono leader to the swivel. I need to learn how to join braid straight to mono!!!!!!

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