Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Knot for Every Fisherman...

There will come a time in your life when I won't be there for you, and when that day comes you are going to need to know some very specific knots. This is especially true for our wonderful fly fisherman, am I right, or am I right? Fly fishermen will need to tie multiple knots on one line just to get started. From the reel to the backing, to the line,  to the Leader, to the Tippet, to the Fly. And then if you whip your line too much it becomes tying your fly, tying your fly, tying your fly, and then to your fly again. (this cycle is continuous for some of us because we just won't learn finesse)

At Petersburg Sport Fishing we typically will always be there to tie, help, or instruct on the different knots that you will need to use while you are here with us, but for those who would like to get a jump start on their knowledge or would like a refresher course check out this amazing website.

Click here to see the step by step on how to do the improved clinch

All fishermen must start with this knot. Do you want to catch a 300 lbs Halibut? Then you better tie an improved clinch on your spreader bar. (even then it still might break the line and get away, but at least you can say you hooked into a barn door and you won't be able to blame your knot for the departure of the biggest fish of your life)

Here is a list of other knots that you will probably want to know sooner or later:

The Surgeon's Knot
The Nail Knot
Blood Knot

and for Boating I love the following:

The Mooring Hitch(click here for a site that has this knot. This website isn't as cool but its functionable. Did I just make that word up or did I spell it wrong?)

Now don't get me wrong there are a ton of other knots out there and I have used quite a few of them but these are the ones I use on a daily basis.

Oh and by the way has an App for this too!

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