Know your Knots.

messiner

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throw up some line to line, blood, bimini, etc
 

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Great post Dan ... thanks! I've just been getting back into fishing lately for the first time since I was kid. I always used the same knot to tie everything, so now I'm gonna try some of yours! :D
 

toxicfish

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Good info... I have used the "Trilene Knot" since I began fishing about 20 years ago. It is the way my dad showed me how to tie a knot, never knew what it was called.
 

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Always used a clinch knot,tried the modified a few times but messed it up.

The clinch is cool cause it wont slip under load but you can slide it out to tie on another lure.
 

DanDanUK

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stotty;599743; said:
take a look at this
A sneak preview of the Fox Essential Guide to Carp Rigs. Which is available for you to view on-line by clicking the 2 Windows Media Player previews below.


http://articles.carp.com/videos/fox-intro.wmv

http://articles.carp.com/videos/fox-rig.wmv
Paul the second rig ( 2nd clip ) shows the line going threw the hook to form a loop which is then pulled over the hook and then tightend up following that the line then get's snipped a swivel and a bead are then placed on the short peice of line with a naked flame the end is melted and flattened.

My question is how can that flattened peice of melted line hold while you pull in a 20lb carp ??? it dosen't seem right or strong enough.
 

stotty

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DanDanUK;600966; said:
Paul the second rig ( 2nd clip ) shows the line going threw the hook to form a loop which is then pulled over the hook and then tightend up following that the line then get's snipped a swivel and a bead are then placed on the short peice of line with a naked flame the end is melted and flattened.

My question is how can that flattened peice of melted line hold while you pull in a 20lb carp ??? it dosen't seem right or strong enough.
I have used that burn and dab method on loops for maggot rigs and they have given way so I my self would not trust it either I would use it on small water but even then you have seen fish bend hooks used for trout fishing those B175 hoods I tied for you was a fly hook so no I would knout use it on a water where I thought there were large fish also I used braid over Mono or Flouro for 99% of my Carp fishing.
 
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