If you are going fishing, you should know how to tie a couple of fishing knots. Over time, fishing knots will weaken and knowing how to tie different fishing knots will stop you from losing lures, bait, and fish. Here are a couple of things you should know about tying fishing knots.
Remember to moisten the knot before tying it up. Moistening the knots will reduce the heat from friction when you pull it tight. When you are tying a fishing knot, you should give it a smooth, strong pull to secure it to your lure, hook or leader. Testing it with a couple of good pulls is never a bad idea. Rather you know that your knot is tied properly than to lose the fish you just caught.
When clipping off the extra line after tying the knot, leave a little extra line at the tag end. This will ensure that your knot is tied correctly. It is recommended to retie your knot before you head out on a new fishing trip.
The Arbor knot is used to attach the line to the spool of a fishing reel, and it helps secure the line to the reel. To tie the arbor knot, pass the line around the reel arbor, and tie the tag end in an overhand knot over the running line. Tie another overhand knot at the tag end and tighten it, the overhand knot at the end of the tag will jam against the overhand knot around the line.
The spider hitch is a knot that doubles a line and provides extra strength. To tie the spider hitch, double the line and form a loop, holding it between your forefinger and thumb. Wrap the double end around your thumb and the loop five times, pass the end through the loop and pull the loop slowly and steadily until the wound section slowly comes off your thumb. Pull on both ends to tighten the knot
Alexis Dominguez MD has been fishing for several years and has caught several big fish.