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#1 kraigmichaelmorris

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 07:06 PM

Hello,

This is Kraig Morris. I have been wanting to learn to tie knots besides the improved clinch knot (That is the only one I know) and can anyone suggest a good place to learn the different knots? I am wanting to learn about other coldwater species and what are they besides trout. Thank You and look forward to hearing from you.

 

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#2 mikechell

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 07:10 PM

Welcome to the site, Kraig.  Lots of good info on THIS site.

 

But for knots, it's hard to beat YouTube ... since you can watch them being tied.

 

https://www.youtube....y=fishing knots


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#3 flytire

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 05:44 AM

grogs knots has what youll need

 

http://www.animatedknots.com/


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#4 tjm

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 12:16 PM

Flytire said it.



#5 Meeshka

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 01:12 PM

A reference I carry in my reel case is "The Little Red Fishing Knot Book"



#6 onebadmofo

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 05:43 PM

 Best site is the one flytire suggested. Quite a few knots with pics and animations.



#7 kraigmichaelmorris

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 07:04 PM

Howdy,

Thank You all for the great info and I look forward to checking it out. Thank You.

Kraig



#8 FishnPhil

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 09:59 AM

flytire's link is all you should need but can be overwhelming. There are a lot of knots!

 

Maybe focus on some of the ones that are more useful for fishing (this is only a list of knots I commonly use, not exhaustive).

 

For tying line to lures/flies:

Polomar 

Perfection Loop

 

For joining lines, leaders, etc.:

Double (and Triple) Surgeons Join and Knot

Nail Knot

Albright

Double Uni

Perfection Loop (also can be used to make a loop used in loop to loop connections)

 

 

Honestly, for larger diameter line (4x or higher, aka >6lb test) and when using eyelets on #10 hooks or larger I find the polomar knot to be easier/faster to tie, stronger, ends up with a much smaller knot, and is more consistent than the improved clinch. If I'm using line >15lb I always use the polomar.



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Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:57 PM

99.44% of the time a double surgeons knot is all I use for leader construction  & fly attachment, with a nail knot (preferred) or perfection loop (if line has loop) for leader to line connection



#10 kraigmichaelmorris

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 07:09 PM

Thank You