Fishing is fun if you actually manage to catch some fish. Have you come across times when you are out fishing and your hook has fallen off after you cast your line? Or did you suddenly realize when you were fishing that your knot has come undone or snagged on something? When your heart is set on fishing, it is important to master the art of fishing. You should learn how to tie proper fishing knots as that decides whether you would actually end up catching fish or not!
Before you make up your mind to give up on fishing, give these knots a try!
The Spider Hitch Knot
This knot strengthens the fisherman’s line by forming a double line as it attaches itself to heavier hooks. This double line provides greater security. For instance, if one of your strands snaps when you are attempting to catch a fish, you will still have the one holding strong.
The Palomar knot is considered to be one of the strongest knots. If you learn to tie a second knot when you fish with a braided line that is called a Palomar knot. When you double the line to make this knot, ensure that you pull both ends when tightening this knot.
The Improved Clinch Knot
This is one of the most popular fishing knots and anglers love to use it. Thread the line through the hook and wrap it around the standing line 5 times. Bring the end of the line back through the first loop formed behind the eye then through the big loop. Then pull the tag end through the big loop you created. Lubricate the knot and pull on tag end to tighten down the coils. This knot is not recommended for braided lines or lines larger than 25 pounds breaking strength.
This fishing knot creates a loop that stands out at right angles in the middle of the fishing line. This is a great knot if you want to provide an extra attachment point for an additional fly.
The Surgeon’s Knot
The Surgeon’s knot is useful when you need to attach two different pieces of fishing lines. It is perfect for tying together two fishing lines of varied diameters. It is an easy knot to master but it creates a slight angle in the fishing line. This knot is typically useful for those anglers who tend to store bits and pieces of old fishing lines.