Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hook and Tie: Getting down the basics

In fishing, there are two basic things you need to know: how to set the hook and how to tie knots. Setting the hook is easy in deep sea fishing. Even if you have never fished before, catching a fabulous Halibut or Salmon can happen to you. With little effort on your part. What you need to do is show up, set the bait, and let the line out. The fish does all the work. Once you see the rod dip toward the ocean, tug the pole in an upward motion and if the fish is hooked, the pole will bend down again. Easy peasy.
Tying knots on the other hand can leave you feeling a bit stupid. Well, perhaps I should say, it leaves me feeling that way. If you've never or rarely gone fishing, losing a hook or having your line break can be the end of your fishing trip (luckily, with Petersburg Sport Fishing we'll redo your hook and tie your knots when fishing so you don't have to worry!).
But having a little knot tying know how always makes for a better fishing trip. A few blogs back we posted some of the more common knots. Upon browsing the web, I came across this fantastic knot tying website: Net Knots.
Improved Clinch Knot
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If you ever wanted to know anything about knots, you'll find it here. On the left, you'll find a picture of an improved clinch knot. For every knot they have, they show you two things. First, a picture (as shown here) and directions on how to tie the know.
The really cool thing about this site is, the second thing they show: an animation of how to tie the knot. I'd say this site is totally worth checking out.

1 comment:

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