10 Apr 2012

Various fishing knots...continued

Snelling Knot

Ever wondered how they tie those fancy knots on those pre-packaged hooks? Here's  how it's done. Usually, only tied by the purest, now you too can do it.
  • Pass the end of the line, through the eye twice, leaving a loop hanging below the hook.
  • Hold both lines along the shank of the hook.
  • Use the loop to wind tight coils around the shank and both lines, from the eye upwards. Use from 5 to 10 turns.
  • Use the fingers to hold these tight coils in place. Pull the line (extending from the eye) until the whole loop has passed under these tight coils.
  • With coils drawn up, use pliers to pull up the end of the line.
Surgeons End Loop

Loops are made for the purpose of attaching leaders, traces or other terminal tackle. They have the advantage that they can be tied quickly and in the dark. The Surgeon's End Loop is an easy way to go.
  • Take the end of the line and double it to form a loop of the required size.
  • Tie an Overhand Knot at the desired point, leaving the loop open.
  • Bring the doubled line through the loop again.
  • Hold the line and the end part together, and pull the loop to form a knot.

more to come...

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