Sunday, August 19, 2007

Fishing Knots and Rigs - The locked blood knot (clinch knot)

This is a very simple yet relatively strong knot for attaching swivels and hooks in line up to about 25kg. It is a very common knot and is usually the first proper knot fishermen learn to tie (usually after the granny knot fails for the first time).

1. Pass the main line through hook or swivel then double back and make four to six (more for braid) turns around the main line.

2. Pass the main line through the first loop and then back around through the large loop.

3. Lubricate and pull the tag gently until the knot comes into shape.

Hint: If you are tying this knot in braid always increase the number of turns.

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