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Jan 29 2010

Maryland DNR Helps Build New Public Access Site On Elk River

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DNR Helps Build New Public Access Site On Elk River
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has awarded a grant to Cecil County to construct a new boating facility on the Elk River and dredge the adjoining channel. The facility will provide recreational boaters with access to the Elk River and Chesapeake Bay, and other residents will enjoy the landside facilities.

“Everyone at the federal, state and local level pulled together to make this project happen,” Said DNR’s Boating Service Director Bob Gaudette. “This new boating facility will be enjoyed by local residents as well as boaters throughout Maryland.”

The Elk River Park Boating Facility was substantially completed and opened in July 2009 with $437,700 in Waterway Improvement Funds. The entire project, including dredging, will cost just over $2.3 million and also includes funding from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Cecil County, and Program Open Space. $86,000 in Program Open Space funds helped provide landside park facilities including a picnic pavilion, barbeque pits, and a swing set. Boy Scout troop 131 designed and installed the pavilion and swings.

The facility boasts a new two-lane boat ramp with a 5 feet by 60 feet floating dock, two ADA accessible car/trailer parking spaces, and a new access road and turning area. Additionally, DNR included Continue Reading »

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Aug 08 2008

Bimini Twist Fishing Knot

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1. Measure a little more than twice the footage you’ll want for the double-line leader. Bring end back to standing line and hold together. Rotate end of loop 20 times, putting twists in it.

Bimini Twist

2. Spread loop to force twists together at about 10″ below tag end. Step both feet through loop and bring it up around knees so pressure can be placed on column of twists by spreading knees apart. Bimini Twist
3. With twists forced tightly together, held standing line in one hand with tension just slightly off the vertical position. With other hand, move tag end to position at right angle to twists. Keeping tension on loop with knees, gradually ease tension of tag end so it will roll over the column of twists, beginning just below the upper twist. Bimini Twist
4. Spread legs apart slowly to maintain pressure on loop. Steer tag end into a tight spiral coil as it continues to roll over the twisted line.

Bimini Twist

5. When spiral of tag end has rolled over column of twists, continue keeping knee pressure on loop and move hand which has held standing line down to grasp knot. Place fingers in crotch of line where loop joins knot to prevent slippage of the last turn. Take half-inch with tag end around nearest leg of loop and pull up tight.

Bimini Twist

6. With half-hitch holding knot, release knee pressure but keep loop stretched out tight. Using remaining tag end, take half-hitch around both legs of loop but do not pull tight.

Bimini Twist

7. Make two more turns with the tag end around both legs of the loop, winding inside the end of line formed by the loose half-hitch and toward the main knot. Pull tag end slowly, forcing the three looops to gather in a spiral.

Bimini Twist

8. When loops are pulled up neatly against main knot, tighten to lock knot in place. Trim tag end about 1/4″ from knot.

Bimini Twist

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Aug 07 2008

Uni Knot

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Uni Knot1. Run line through eye of hook, swivel or lure at least 6″ and fold to make two parallel lines. Bring end of line back in a circle toward hook or lure.

Uni Knot2. Make six turns with tag around the double line and through the circle. Hold double line at point where it passes through eye and pull tag to snug up turns.  
Uni Knot3. Now pull standing line to slide knot up against eye.  
Uni Knot4. Continue pulling until knot is tight. Trim tag end flush with coils of knot. Uni-knot will not slip.

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Aug 07 2008

Trilene® Knot

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Trilene® Knot1. Run end of line through eye of hook or lure and double back through the eye a second time.

Trilene® Knot2. Loop around standing part of line 5 or 6 times.  
Trilene® Knot3. Thread tag end back between the eye and the coils as shown.  
Trilene® Knot4. Pull up tight and trim tag end.

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Aug 07 2008

Surgeon’s Knot

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Surgeon’s Knot1. Lay line and leader parallel, overlapping 6″ to 8″.

 
Surgeon’s Knot2.Treating the two like a single line, tie an overhand knot, pulling the entire leader through the loop.  
Surgeon’s Knot3. Leaving the loop of the overhand open, pull both tag end of line and leader through again.  

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Aug 07 2008

Spider Hitch Knot

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Spider Hitch Knot1. Form a loop of the leader length desired. Near the point where it meets the standing line, twist a section into a small reverse loop.  
Spider Hitch Knot2. Hold small loop between thumb and fore-finger with thumb extended well above finger and loop standing out beyond end of thumb.  
Spider Hitch Knot3. Wind double line around both thumb and loop, taking five turns. Pass remainder of large loop through the smaller one and pull to make five turns unwind off the thumb.  
Spider Hitch Knot4. Pull turns around the base of the loop up tight and snip off tag end.

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Aug 07 2008

Snell Knot

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Snell Knot1. Insert one end of the leader through the hook’s eye extending one to two inches past the eye. Insert the other end of the leader through the eye in the opposite direction pointing toward the barb of the hook. Hold the hook and leader ends between thumb and forefinger of your left hand. Leader will hang below the hook in a large loop.  
Snell Knot2. Take the part of this loop that is closest to the eye and wrap it over the hook shank and both ends of the leader toward the hook’s barb.  
Snell Knot3. Wrap for 7 or 8 turns and hold wraps with left hand. Grip the end of the leader that is through the eyelet with your right hand and pull it slowly and steadily. Hold the turns with your left hand or the knot will unravel. When knot is almost tight, slide it up against the eye of the hook. Grip the short end lying along the shank of the hook with a pair of pliers. Pull this end and the standing line at the same time to completely tighten the knot. Trim the tag end.

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Aug 07 2008

Perfection Loop Knot

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Perfection Loop Knot1. Double the end of the leader belly forming a loop about 6 inches long. Form a smaller loop about 2-inches from the end of the leader belly so that the smaller loop is behind the doubled line.

 

Perfection Loop Knot2.With the larger loop, make a wrap around the smaller loop and pass the end of the larger loop through the smaller one.  
Perfection Loop Knot3. Wet the knot area and firmly pull the larger loop. Be sure the wraps tighten evenly. Trim excess.  
Perfection Loop Knot4. To connect the perfection loops, pass the tippet loop over the leader belly loop, then pass the fly through the leader belly loop.

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