There are a great number of knots that fisherman use to attach fishing line to hooks, lures and different sizes of line. To name a few knots that are probably well known to each of you but there maybe some new fisherman out there reading about knots for the first time and they are: Improved Clinch Knot, Palomar Knot, Surgeon’s Knot and Uni-Knot. Let us look at each of these knots.
Improved Clinch Knot
The improved clinch knot is used to tie fishing line to fishing lures, hooks, swivel and artificial flies. If you learn to tie only one knot, this is the one I suggest to learn. Once you have this knot accomplished you can attach your fishing line to any hook, lure and even another line.
This knot is used for attaching fishing line to hooks, lures, swivel and so on. This knot is good for all kinds of light fishing lines. It retains 80 to 85 % of the original line strength, even monofilaments. It is nearly impossible to pull out. With practice, this knot can be tied in the dark or with cold hands.
The surgeon’s knot is a modification of the reef knot. It has an added twist to one of the lines to add more friction to the knot. It is used in fly fishing in tying quilts. The surgeon’s knot can fail if one of working ends pulls away from the standing end closest to the knot.
The uni knot is a multi purpose knot in fishing and can be used to fix the line to the arbor of the reel, joining lines and attaching lures, hooks and so on to your line. The knot works well with all monofilament lines and retains 85 to 90 % the breaking strength.
I personal use the Improved Clinch Knot as my preferred knot for all the knots that I need.
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