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Useful and Popular Fishing Knots

Nail Knot

This knot used to tie a fly line to a fly line backing or for attaching a leader to a line.

Hold nail or needle, tip of line, and backing between thumb and forefinger. Wrap backing 6 or 7 turns. Wind carefully for a smotth tight knot. Stick end of backing between nail and fly line.

Remove nail. Holding coil carefully between thumb and forefinger, altenately pull both ends of backing with free hand to tighten.

Snip off excess line.

Polamar Knot

This knot is a general purpose connection used in joining swivels, snaps, hooks and artificial lures.

Double the line and forma loop 3 to 4 inches long. Pass the loop throught the hook's eye.

Hold standing line betweeen thumb and forefinger, grasp loop with free hand and form a simple overhand knot.

Pass hook through loop and draw line while guiding loop over top of the eyelet

Pull tag line to tighten and trim excess.

Trilene Knot

This knot is a general purpose connection used in joining swivels, snaps, hooks and artificial lures.

Run end of line through eye of hook or lure then double back through eye a second time.

Loop around standing part of line 5 or 6 times. Thread tag end back between eye and the coils.

Tighten knot then trim off excess line.




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