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Monday, 04 April 2011 09:11

Surgeons Knot

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Part of being successful at fishing is making sure that you can tie a reliable and strong line to line connecting knot. Nothing is worse than feeling that “Thunk!” on the end of your line and then, just like that…..he was gone, only to reel in a “little piggy” curly Q which will tell you that your knot came undone.

Here’s the best way to avoid that problem….

I tie a Surgeons Knot for line to leader splices. Not only because I don’t know how to tie all of those other knots, but because it’s easy, and does the job well. I can tie this knot in the dark with my eyes closed (as reported in my last post) and I’m confident in the fact that if I tie it properly, it won’t slip. Make certain to not only pull both lines tight, but both tag ends as well….give it a few yanks just to make sure it’s secure.

It’s funny – Kayak Kevin uses the same knot and someone else was telling me that they use it too (I forget who it was)
Add it to your arsenal of knots – it’ll come in handy one day.

About the Author: Rob DeVore is a Pro Staff Member at Yakangler.com and an outdoor writer from the Tampa Bay area. He writes for various fishing publications and is the host of The Late Show on the Kayak Fishing Radio Network. Rob also is the author of ABadBackcast.com

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