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How to tie a Clinch Knot

Use to tie fly to end of tippet. Sometimes tied as an “improved” clinch knot by passing the tag end back through the loop created at the end of step number 3. Our experience has shown that the improved clinch knot can be stronger only when it is tied perfectly. A well-tied regular clinch knot …

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How to tie a Blood Knot

Use this knot to join sections of leader or line together. It works best with lines of approximately equal diameter. This knot, depending on who you talk to is often called the “Double Blood Knot” or the “Half Blood Knot”, or the “Improved Blood Knot”. We will call ours the “Improved Blood knot” and in …

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How to Tie a Bimini Twist

Used primarily for offshore trolling and double-line leaders. A bimini twist creates a long loop of line which is stronger than the the line itself. A Bimini twist is a simple method of doubling your fishing line in order to prevent chafing or to create the necessary loop in order to attach a wind-on leader. …

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How to Tie an Arbor Knot

The Arbor Knot provides the angler with a quick and easy connection for attaching your line to the reel spool. How to Tie an Arbor Knot Pass the line around the reel arbor. Tie an overhand knot around the standing line. Then tie a second overhand knot in the tag end. Pull tight and snip …

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How to Tie an Albright Knot

The Albright Knot is a standard connection used to join two monofilament lines of different diameters. It is best suited for attaching leaders of around three or four times the breaking strain of the main line. How to Tie an Albright Knot Bend the heavier of the two lines into a loop and thread the …

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🎣 Vertical Jigging for Hybrids

Under the right conditions, jigging spoons can be a real effective method for both stripers and hybrids. When used in this manner, the spoon imitates a dying shad-an easy meal for a hungry fish. This method is relatively simple to learn, but very effective. The majority of our experience with jigging spoons has been for …

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🎣 Calculating Trolling Depth

Whether you are flatline trolling or downrigging, knowing the depth of your lure is an important part of trolling. Several factors affect the depth of your lure. These are the weight of the lure (for jigs and spoons), size of the lip (on crank baits), the size of the line, speed of the boat, and …

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🐟 The Different Types of Bass

Striped Bass Striped bass are olive-green to blue-gray on the back with silvery to brassy sides and white on the belly. Stripers commonly exceed 20 pounds. It has a long body and long head, a somewhat laterally compressed body form, and a protruding lower jaw. They have two noticeably separate dorsal fins. The first one …

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🎣 Ballon Fishing Rigs

Balloon rigs can be an effective way to live bait fish during certain times of the year. These rigs are simple to use and resemble using a float and minnow for other species. The line is set up in a similar fashion as for planer boards. A barrel swivel is attached to the end of …

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