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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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Aug 07 2008

Palomar Knot

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Palomar Knot1. Double about 4″ to 5″ of line and pass loop through eye.  
Palomar Knot2. Let hook hang loose and tie overhand knot in doubled line. Avoid twisting the lines and don’t tighten knot.  
Palomar Knot3. Pull loop of line far enough to pass it over hook, swivel or lure. Make sure loop passes completely over this attachment.  
Palomar Knot4. Pull both tag end and standing line to tighten. Clip about 1/8″.

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Aug 07 2008

Homer Rhode Loop Knot

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Homer Rhode Loop Knot1. Tie an overhand knot in the fishing line a few inches above the end but don’t snug it up. After passing the end of the line through the eye of the lure, push the end back through the opening of the overhand knot.

 

Homer Rhode Loop Knot2. Tie another overhand knot above the first, making sure to tie the knot around the line. Finally, snug the overhand knots together.

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Aug 07 2008

Crawford Knot

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The Crawford knot often is overlooked by even the most skilled anglers. It is a very versatile knot for tying most types of hook, swivel, or lure “eyes” to a leader or line. The Crawford knot is not nearly so difficult to tie as it looks, and it makes a solid, firm connection. It is relatively easy to tie with excellent breaking strength.
Crawford Knot1. Insert the line through the hook eye, leaving about eight inches for tying the knot. Bring the line end back around the standing part of the line to form a loop.  
Crawford Knot2. Now bring the line end under the standing part of the line, and over the two parallel lines, as shown.  
Crawford Knot3. The knot has formed a “figure 8.” Bring the tag end of the line under the two parallel strands, then back over all three lines.  
Crawford Knot4. The knot is completed by tucking the tag end between the standing line and the front part of the loop. Pull the knot tight, slide it down and “jam” it against the hook eye and trim.

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Aug 07 2008

Blood Knot

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Commonly used to join two lines of about the same diameter. A good alternative to the Albright knot but not as good as a Surgeon’s knot.
Blood Knot1. Take the two lines’ ends and tie a simple overhand knot (which will be clipped off later). Then tighten to combine the two lines into one.
Blood Knot2. Form a loop where the two lines meet, with the overhand knot in the loop. Pull one side of the loop down and begin taking turns with it around the standing line. Keep point where turns are made open so turns gather equally on each side.
Blood Knot3. After eight to ten turns, reach through center opening and pull remaining loop (and overhand knot) through. Keep finger in this loop so it will not spring back. Hold loop with teeth and pull both ends of line, making turns gather on either side of loop.
Blood Knot4. Set knot by pulling lines tightly as possible. Tightening coils will make loop stand out perpendicular to line. Then clip off the loop and overhand knot close to the newly formed knot.

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Aug 07 2008

Albright Knot

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Albright Knot1. Bend a loop in the tag end of the heavier monofilament and hold between thumb and forefinger of left hand. Insert the tag end of the lighter monofilament through loop from the top. Pull the standing part of the heavy mono and the standing part of the light mono.
Albright Knot2. Slip tag end of lighter monofilament under your left thumb and pinch it tightly against the heavier strands of the loop. Wrap the first turn of the lighter monofilament over itself and continue wrapping toward the round end of the loop. Take at least 12 turns with the lighter monofilament around all three strands
Albright Knot3. Insert tag end of the lighter monofilament through end of the loop from the bottom. It must enter and leave the loop on the same side.
Albright Knot4. With the thumb and forefinger of the left hand, slide the coils of the lighter monofilament toward the end of the loop, stop 1/8″ from end of loop. Using pliers, pull the tag end of the lighter mono tight to keep the coils from the slipping off the loop.

Albright Knot5. With your left hand still holding the heavier mono, pull on the standing part of the lighter mono. Pull the tag end of the lighter mono and the standing part a second time.

Albright Knot6. Trim both tag ends.

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