How to tie a World’s Fair Knot

Created by Gary L. Martin of Indiana, this knot was selected by a panel of outdoor writers as the best new, easy to tie, all purpose fishing knot from 498 entries in the Du Pont Great Knot Search. Mr. Martin named it the World’s Fair Knot because it was first publicly demonstrated by him at …

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How to tie a Uni Knot

This is a very versatile knot. A small loop can be left when fishing with a swimming plug to allow the lure greater action, two Uni knots can be used to join line, or the Uni knot can be formed around the hook shank to quickly snell a hook. If you don’t have time to …

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Tying Line to A Spool

Fishing with old line is a costly mistake. After use, abuse and exposure to the elements, weathered line is weak and thereby unreliable. The best, and least expensive, insurance against broken lines and lost trophies is learning how to change line properly, and doing it frequently. See the illustrations below for help in spooling your …

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How to tie a Trilene Knot

The Trilene Knot is an all-purpose connection to be used in joining monofilament to swivels, snaps, hooks and artificial lures. The knot’s unique design and ease of tying yield consistently strong, dependable connections while retaining 85-90% of the original line strength. The double wrap of mono through the eyelet provides a protective cushion for added …

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How to tie a San Diego Knot

As the name implies, this knot was popularized in San Diego, California. Often used by fishermen chasing the tuna on long range boats in Mexican waters, this knot can be tied quickly, especially if tied to a heavy lure such as the “iron” jigs thrown to the tuna. It is also now being used with …

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How to tie a Rapala Knot

The Rapala Knot is popular method to tie a lure to a line such that it can move freely and unimpeded by the knot. Essentially the same as the Non Slip Mono Loop, the knot has one more step in it’s making. Whether this makes it more secure is still up to debate. It does …

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How to tie a Pitzen Knot

The Pitzen knot, invented by Edgar Pitzenbauer of Germany is easy to tie with a little practice, and results in a knot the retains 95-100% of the tippet’s rated strength as opposed to 65% for a Clinch knot. The Pitzen knot is also smaller by about 40%. How to tie a Pitzen Knot Feed tag …

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How to tie a Perfection Loop

This neat and compact knot forms a loop at the end of a line. It can be tied to result in a very small loop.The Perfection Loop knot is the perfect knot for the leader butt section when attaching fly lines to leaders with a loop to loop connection. Although the illustrations seem complicated, the …

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How to tie a Penny Knot

This excellent method of attaching a kook or fly is named after noted fly fisher Ron Penny. How to tie a Penny Knot Thread the eye of the hook and form a loop. Keep the tag end firmly in the left hand. Put the index finger under and behind the line and place finger into …

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