Fishing Knots, probably the least glamorous part of our sport, but one of the most essential. A single fishing knot is all that holds you connected to your fish. It is the weakest link in the chain, but how weak will depend on how well you have tied the knot.
We practice our casting, spend our money buying the best equipment and we sacrifice our time getting up early in the wee hours of the morning to catch the best tides. We learn all kinds of techniques for manipulating lures and baits and flies so that fish can't possibly resist them. We even spend hours dreaming of just going fishing and catching a personal best fish. It will all turn to tears very quickly if we don't PRACTICE tying our fishing knots. You will then be able to fish with CONFIDENCE, knowing which knot to tie for a given line diametre, for a line to line connection or to get the most life out of your lure.
Use this knot to attach heavy monofilament shock leaders to your main line. When you have fish with teeth and don't want to use wire, use this knot to attach the leader, or when you are fishing in heavy structure and need extra security.
This knot is used for tying on your terminal tackle - your hooks and swivels. Many anglers use it for tying on their lures, especially soft plastic jig heads. Safe and simple to tie, recommended for all anglers regardless of skill level.
This knot is used for tying on your terminal tackle - your hooks and swivels. It can be tied to produce a loop to get the most action out of your lures. Recommended for all anglers regardless of skill level.
The Quick Penny knot is the ONLY knot Peter Hayes uses to tie on his flies, whether fishing for trout or tuna. Peter Hayes is a world casting champion, and an internationally recognised fish guide. The Quick Penny comes close to 100% breaking strain and is easily tied for those with failing eyesight.