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KNOTS

The Palomar Knot
Start by doubling your line and passing it through the eye of the hook
or split ring. Next tie a simple over hand knot with the looped end around
the main line. Now pass the loop over the hook or lure and flip the loop
up over the main line and tag end. Finally pull the tag end slowly after
you’ve wet the line with saliva or water until the knot cinches down.
When you pass the doubled line through the eyelet make sure the main
line and tag end are straight and not criss-crossed before you tie your
overhand knot. When you tie the overhand knot, don’t snug it down on
the eye. Just get it close and then pass the big loop over the lure. Then
when you go to cinch the tag end and knot down, you won’t cause so
much friction on your line, which can weaken the line and your knot.
http://www.animatedknots.com/palomar/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.
jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com

The Improved Clinch
Start by passing your line through the eye of the hook or lure. Next wrap
the tag end up the main line at least 5 times, 7 is better. Next take the tag
end and pass it through the small opening in the line under your first wrap
near the eye of the hook and bring it back up through the loop that is
now formed at the top of the knot. This is what helps improve the cinching
of the knot so it won’t sleep as easily. Then slowly pull the tag end tight
after you wet the line to cinch the knot down. This knot is always
tightening on itself. If you cut too much tag end off, you can run the risk
of the tag end slipping into the knot itself and unraveling or breaking.
It’s better to leave a 1/16-inch or more tag on this knot. You can double
the line before tying the knot and do the same thing to make
http://www.animatedknots.com/improvedclinch/index.
phpCateg=fishing&LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.
animatedknots.com

The Trilene Knot
Pass the tag end through the eye of the hook, make a very small loop
and pass it through again, then wrap your tag end up the line 5-7 times,
then pass the tag end through the double loop you created at the
beginning of the knot and pull the tag end tight on moistened line. This
gives you a double wrap around the eye for better wear and snugness.
It will take a little practice to loop it through the eyelet twice and then get
the tag end back through there after your wraps.
http://www.animatedknots.com/trilene/index.php?
Categ=fishing&LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.
com

The Uni Knot
Start by passing the line through the eyelet and running the tag end
parallel to the main line. Now loop it around and start wrapping
the tag end around itself and the mainline back down towards the
eyelet 7 times. Next take the tag end and run it back up through the
loop created at the top of the knot. Wet the knot and slowly pull it tight
by pulling the tag end and then the tag and mainline together
and then the mainline by itself. The Uni knot is very versatile. It can
be modified to join two lines together, double to make it twice as
strong and even used with the shank of a hook to snell a knot onto
a flipping hook.
http://www.animatedknots.com/duncan/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.
jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com

The San Diego Jam Knot
Start by passing the line through the eyelet and running the tag end
parallel to the main line. Now loop it around and start wrapping
the tag end around itself and the mainline back down towards the
eyelet 7 times. Next take the tag end and run it back up through the
loop created at the top of the knot. Wet the knot and slowly pull it tight
by pulling the tag end and then the tag and mainline together
and then the mainline by itself with tightening the knot by pulling on the
tag end and main line together and separate and focus on keeping your
wraps in line and snug.
http://www.animatedknots.com/sandiegojam/index.php?
Categ=fishing&LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.
com

The Snell Knot
The key to this knot is entering the tag end into the eyelet the right
direction. Hold the hook shank so that the hook point is facing up.
You want to pass the lined down into the eyelet from the same side that
the hook point is on. This is what causes the kickout. Next run
the lined down along the shank and then curl it back around so that
you have a loop like a uni knot. Then run your wraps inside the loop
around the shank and your parallel line, down the shank. If the hook has
a keeper you have to do it in a small area above the keeper. It’s important
to manage your wraps as you go. Try to get at least 5 wraps in if you can.
When you get to the bottom of your wraps. You will have to readjust your
hold on the knot so that you can pull the mainline to tighten the knot and
work your wraps together evenly with no crossing. The key is to knot
overlap your wraps and keep them in order. It will take you a little bit to
learn to pinch the top loop and wrap the tag end inside the loop. Then
adjust and hold your wraps as you pull the main line to tighten it.
http://www.animatedknots.com/snell/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.
jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com

The Rapala Loop Knot
The first thing to do is tie a half knot about 3 inches up from your tag end.
Start making the knot by passing the tag end through the eyelet, then
through the open half hitch you started with. Then wrap up the line 3-5
times. Finally pass the tag end back through the half hitch. Then slowly
cinch your wraps and half hitch together to secure the knot. You can
control how big your loop is by how small you make it when you pass
your line back up through the half hitch after going through the eyelet.
The key is to make it small because it will slip a little larger as you tighten
the half hitch and the wraps together.
http://www.animatedknots.com/rapala/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.
jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com

The Slip Knot
Start by passing the tag end through the eyelet and then running it
parallel to the mainline and then doubling it back down to form big loop.
Next wrap the double-lined loop around the mainline 5 times. Then grab
the tag end and pass it through the top of the loop at the top of your
wraps. Slowly pull the moistened knot tight by pulling the tag end. Then
pull both tag and mainline together and then just the main line to tighten
it all the way. You may hear an infamous click when you pull this knot
tight. That’s actually what you’ll come to expect when you tie it right.
http://www.animatedknots.com/slip/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.
jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com

The Double Line San Diego Jam Knot
Double the line and pass it through the eyelet, allowing yourself several
inches of doubled line on either side of the knot. Now run the doubled tag
parallel to the doubled mainline section and pinch it together about an
inch or two above the eyelet. Begin wrapping around down the 4 lines
5-7 times. When you get to the bottom pass the doubled line between the
two doubled lines at the bottom (should be an opening there). Then bring
the tag end up through to loop created when you started wrapping down.
Moisten the lines and pull the loop, tag and mainline all together to tighten
the knot. You can pull the loop to tighten the wraps and pull the tag and
mainline together to tighten the knot against the eyelet. Again it’s a lot of
line to manage. The key is learning how to the pinch the lines together
and hold them with two fingers while you wrap with other fingers. If a lure
weighs enough you will see some anglers swing the wraps around the
lure in a circle fashion.

The Arbor Knot
Wrap the line around the spool and then tie a half hitch around the main
line. You are tying a half hitch with the tag end itself, the mainline just
happens to be through it. So the mainline is not included in the half hitch
per se. Then tie another half hitch to the very end of the line. Pull the half
hitch around the main line tight and slide it down on the spool. Now pull
the main line until the half hitch at the end of the line jams up against the
other half hitch. Pull it just enough where the line starts to stretch, then
release and it should be locked on the spool. Grab the tag end of line on
the spool. With your other hand run a finger under the line still on the
spool and follow it around until you’re back around to the tag end. Now
pass the tag end under and tie a half hitch with just the tag end
around the main line. Pull the knot tight. Now grab the tag end and pull
it tight as you rotate the spool. If you are rotating it the right way it will
walk down the spool and the line will snug up.
http://www.animatedknots.com/arbor/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.
jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com