Thursday, January 15, 2015

Four Knots to Know!

When it comes to fishing knots, there are thousands of types. From simple to heavy weight carrying knots, the variety will surely sweep you off your feet. As a fishing enthusiast, we don't expect you to familiarize yourself with all these variants. After all, it is practically impossible to do so as the variety differs from region to region. However, the knowledge of some basic types of knots is important especially if you are planning to pursue fishing as a serious hobby.
Here is a list of some important knots that every angler must know about:
Improved Clinch Knot:
This is a common type of fishing knot used by many anglers. The core strength of this knot lies in its ability to secure the hooks, prey or swivels to the fishing rod. Being sturdy, firm and reliable, this knot's ability to work equally well against big as well as small fish is what sets it apart from the other options. Additionally, tying this bow is easy and barely takes a few minutes.
Polmar knot
Once you have mastered the Improved Clinch bow and want to progress to the next stage, Polmar bow has to be your obvious choice. Stronger than the improved Clinch knot, Polmar bow serves a similar function of securing the hook, swivel or prey to the fishing line. In spite of being easy to tie, this is one of the strongest knots known to anglers across the globe.
Blood Knot
Unlike the Improved clinch and Polmar knots, this knot is not used to fasten the hook or swivel to the fishing rod. Instead, this knot is ideal for situations when fishermen are left battling with broken rods. Yes! Using the Blood knot you can tie two similar pieces of fishing lines together. This skill comes in extremely handy especially when you are battling such emergency situations. The Blood bow is also a popular option for fly fishing.
Surgeon's knot
The next in line is the Surgeon's knot. Serving a function similar to the Blood knot, the Surgeon's knot is also equally useful when it comes to attaching two fishing lines together. However, the difference with using Surgeon's knot is that it is effective even when the two fishing lines to be connected are of different diameters. Ideal use of this knot is seen in case of fishermen who often stock their boats with broken pieces of fishing lines from different expeditions.
While this is just the basic information about these bows, you can always look up the internet for video tutorials and pictures to learn more about tying these knots. Needless to say, it takes a fair bit of practice to master these knots!

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Posted By: Stowaway Marine

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