To fix the hooks on the line, bind the leashes, etc. there are quite a few different kinds of nodes. And the ability to knit them strong for fishing is extremely necessary, especially for anglers only beginning this remarkable process.
Why do we need strong and strong knots for fishing?
In the existing catalogues of the big firms that produce fishing tackle that regularly publish new, exclusive in the field of strength nodes. They reduce the strength of Leskova veins, which in turn reduces its stronghold in angling and increases the likelihood of rupture of the fishing tackle (almost 2 times). Therefore, it is necessary to knit knots that less damage the thread.
Types of knots for fishing
They can be divided in the place of exclusion and purpose:
1. For attachment of baits and hooks:
• Clinch Knot fishing - simple, double, improved.
• Palomar - double, triple.
• Non-Slip Loop.
2. To join the lines and cords:
• Double Uni Knot.
Clinch Knot fishing
The method of knitting the "clinch" a few types. Simple (plain) "clinch" is used where no extra strength is needed. For example, on a discharge leash to the cargo. In the case of leads it is better to tear off to avoid a rupture of the entire gear. Algorithm crochet: is inserted into the ear corded tip "Improved clinch" is used for monolingles. It acts as one of the most used for attachment of baits, hooks, etc. The knitting of knots for fishing by the type of the improved clinch is quite simple: a free end of the line is stretched through the eye of the bait, the last five times wrapped around the main line. Then the same end turns back through the loop that formed, and stretches between the formed line and the pigtail. Then everything is carefully pulled down, and the extra ends are removed.
In addition to the dignity of strength, it should be noted and the presence of negative aspects:
• Do not use it at the Ø 0.4 mm line. With a diameter greater than this, a sufficiently tight tightening is not possible, which in turn leads to loss of bait and trophy.
• Do not use it for braided cords with an even surface layer: the knot will slip during the load.
These are very reliable and light fishing knots that are used for any fishing line and especially for braided cords.
It is used to attach hooks to the line, which have a big eyelet or a winding ring, as well as for joining jig heads and other baits.
The process of knitting is extremely easy: you need to fold the free tip twice and stretch it through the hook eye, then pull the hook (swivel, bait) through the formed loop and pull off the pre-wetted knot.
For the braided line (especially with a slippery surface) "double palomar" is especially suitable. And "triple palomar" is connected by spoon-baiters, jig-heads, sinker, feeders.
This is one of the strongest knots for attaching hooks and lures, and for the most part woods and cords. In addition to this, Uni is a great replacement for the "clinch" because it completely lacks the shortcomings of the latter:
- The free end of the line is stretched through the hook ring, the latter is pressed against the main line
- A small piece of double line is left, the free end turns to the ring of the hook and is carried out 6-7 turns around the double line, then it stretches through the formed loop.
- A knotted knot is pulled down.
When you need to give the lure extra freedom, this node is useful most. It will provide a fixed loop that allows the bait to easily rotate, unlike "uni" and "clinch".
Knitting algorithm: it is necessary to loosen a small loop at a small distance from the end of the line, then stretch the free end through the lure attachment and the previously formed loop. Then wrap it five or six times around the main line and pull it through the loop. The knot is tightened, but pre-wetted.
It is necessary to clarify that Non-Slip Loop acts as a remarkable substitute for the Rapala knot popular among anglers, but it is not inferior in reliability and it is much easier to match what active fishing requires. Non-Slip Loop fishing knots are popular among anglers already having some experience.
"Blood" (Blood knot)
He also has the name “snake”, is representative of the strong fishing knots. Found use when you want to attach to each other two the line to preserve their strength properties. In fly fishing it is used to tie a leash with a small diameter fishing line that is then attached front sight.
The main negative aspect of the "bloody" knot is the difficulty of knitting, so inexperienced fishers need practice and endurance.
In order to knit, you need to fold the loose ends of about six to eight centimeters. Then the end of one line is wrapped (4-6 times) by the other, then the end goes back and is passed into the previously formed loop at the beginning of the wound.
The knots are tightened, pulling the free ends of the line, excess length is cut off. Do not forget to wet the material.
An additional advantage of the described node: with its help it is allowed to link the line with different diameters. However, it is necessary to remember: the smaller the diameter of the leash in relation to the diameter of the main line, the worse the characteristic of the described unit. The maximum ratio of the diameters of the connected lines should be two. For example, when the lines are tied with Ø 0.2 and 0.4, then the strength characteristics of the node are greatest. In the case of Ø 1.0 and 0.2, then there is a huge possibility that the node will be unstable. However, if such an option is extremely necessary, then it is necessary to connect an excessively thin fishing line in half.
Double Uni Knot
It is considered one of the best knots for fishing. Because thanks to the simple knitting, it can be mastered by a novice angler.
Characteristic features of fly fishing. Knots for Double Uni Knot leashes are common among anglers for such fishing (when tying a thin fluorocarbon lead to a cord with a thick diameter) and in any other when it is necessary to join together two fishing lines.
To this end, it is necessary to fold the free ends of the line and cord to each other. Then wrap the tied cord three times with the free end of the line, after which they are tightened. And then the same procedure is repeated with the cord. At the end, you get 2 nodes: on the line and on the cord. And at the end of the procedure, pull the fishing line and cord in opposite directions. So the node is fixed. Extra length is removed.
The purpose is to bind the woods with a difference in the diameter of more than one-third and to attach the undergrowth and the fly-rope. These knots for fishing are complex, but extremely durable, compact and easily pass through the fishing ring.
The algorithm of knitting: to form from a fishing line a thick loop about ten centimeters, to clamp with the fingers at the base. Pull the second thin line through the eyelet. Wrap a thin line around the formed loops and form your own. The working end of the second line should be left twelve to fifteen centimeters long. Then grip the fingers with a thin loop (near the top) and thick (at the base). With the end of a thin line, wrap a thick loop and the top of the thin loop. Make ten to twelve turns and stretch the end through a thick loop. Make the last smaller by pulling at the free tip. Rinse the knot and gently pull it over the tip of the thin line. Take hold of both lines and, carefully pulling in different directions, to form a knot. Trim the length of the tips to 1.5-2 millimeters.
"Surgical" (Surgeon's Knot)
These knots for fishing are also one of the simplest. They are used to connect the two ends of the line (including different diameters and material). They are strong almost one hundred percent.
They have one negative aspect: the main purpose of them is the binding of the leash and the main line or cord. The length of the leash should not be large. Because it requires a tied end to be wrapped around the resulting loop, and in the case of a long end, there is a high probability of entanglement of all the tackle.
How does the surgical knot fit for fishing: the free ends of the main line and the leash are applied to each other. Then, from the short end of the main line and the leash to be attached, you must create a loop, the last several times wrapped together with a line and a leash. The strength of the node is directly dependent on the number of revolutions. However, with the addition of revolutions, the size of the knot itself increases (especially when the lines are thick). Therefore, it is recommended to perform no more than two or three turns.