Fishing knots help in tying your line to the hook, tackle and lure. Such knots were tried and tested well to ensure strength and ease. As you come up with some, learn first their uses.
First of all, you must have the right knot. You wouldn’t want to lose your catch with a weak one. For instance, a simple overhand knot would weaken the line by around 50 percent.
Practice makes perfect knots
To be successful with tying knots, start by taking some length from the line, a hook attached to a cork or with a cut point. Just try until you can already correctly tie the fishing line knots. In pulling them tight, wet them with saliva. By doing so, you avoid damaging the line and slippage, pull them tight.
Using a nail clipper, trim knots closely. Once you have pulled the knot tight, you’ll most likely be sure that it will not be loose. Likewise, trimming closely will prevent catching weeds or snags. However, note that you cannot burn the working end (tag end) for you wouldn’t want to damage the knot and the line.
Other considerations – How to tie fishing knots
Aside from those mentioned above, you’ll also need to leave more than or equal to a foot of the “tag end” to be able to tie them well. Now, when tightening them, you need to pull the ends. Some knots have these as their standing end and tag end, while others would have three or even four.
Essentially, knots are not quite strong compared to the line. We often express strength using percentage. In this regard, we can say that a certain knot with 80 percent strength will break at eight pounds of tension with a line that’s testing at 10 pounds.