I have two issues with the book. First, I found some illustrations confusing.
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Even describing knots I know how to tie I found myself scratching my head at times. I guess the explanation is that there is more than one way to skin a cat - or tie a knot.
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Second, it's NOT a field guide. A field guide can be taken, well, into the field. It needs to be made to withstand the elements. This book won't. The first hint of dampness and this book is going to be toast. It includes a piece of rope that allows you to practice the knots described in the book. It goes step by step and easy to understand the directions of typing the knots. It also tells you what each knot is typically used for. Currently unavailable. Saltwater Fishing Knot Cards. Just awesome! I practice my fishing knots at home and then when I get to the coast and go to tie my knots, I go blank!
This is perfect! Waterproof, compact, illustrations are excellent and easy to follow. If you know someone who fishes I high recommend it for them. Would make a great little stocking stuffer. Pro-Knot Fly Fishing Knots. These little cards are Awesome!!! I was able to whip this out of my waders and remember how to tie my fishing knots super quick and easy.
The Complete Book of Fishing Knots. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Blanchard Jr. The selection of knots is based on feedback and advice from many expert fishing contributors to this website.
In this section the knots are listed in alphabetical order. Fishing knots are designed to be tied in monofilament or braided fishing line and to run through the eyes and rings of a fishing rod or rig. Fishing line is cheap. The emphasis, therefore, is on compactness and reliability with no interest in being able to untie them. Many fishing knots employ multiple, tightly wound turns. The structure of such knots changes under load — outer wraps are pulled into the knot and the inner line becomes outer wraps.
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This image shows one typical system for fly fishing. It shows examples of knots that can be used at each junction. The purpose of the tippet is to prolong the life of the leader by replacing it when enough has been lost through breakage, re-tying flies, or damage on snags.
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Fishing knots are intended to be pulled extremely tight before use. To ensure the knot tightens smoothly, and to avoid generating heat, the knot should be moistened with water first.
The most conveniently available source of water is saliva - which is probably used more than anything else! When available, a better lubricant is vegetable oil. The ends of most fishing knots can, and should, be trimmed closely against the knot.
The best tool for the purpose is a nail clipper. Some words have already been written on the Safety page about knots weakening rope. Claimed breaking strength for some fishing knots is suspiciously high.
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Supposedly it varies with the number of turns used, and the number of turns is supposed to be adjusted to accord with the line diameter. Ideal breaking strength is tested by winding each end around very large diameter drums. Bass fishermen like to use the tool for making the rapala knot for their lures. Professional fishermen use the Cinch Tie for the speed and accuracy of knots while in fishing tournaments.
Salt water fishermen like to use the Cinch Tie because it can handle up to 50 lb. Off-shore and bait fishermen cannot believe the ease of making knots. Making knots in low light or darkness with the Cinch Tie is much simpler. Fishing off a rocking boat is no problem with the Cinch Tie Knot Tyer. And, the Cinch Tie can also be used with newer lines such as Fireline and Power Pro: knots now are made in seconds and do not slip!
Having problems tying the blood knot? The Tru-Blood Knot Tyer makes the very difficult blood knot with ease and accuracy in a portion of the time than it takes to tie by hand. This is one of the newer items for fishing that Ken devised and now has become a companion tool for the fishermen. Both the Cinch Tie and the Tru-Blood come with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
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