How to tie a hook to a fishing line?
How to tie the hook to the line correctly? This question will not seem difficult to an experienced angler. But the usual types of knots for tying a hook to a fishing line are often not suitable under certain conditions.
So it is worth remembering that braided cords, monofilament line, fluorocarbon line require a different approach when tying to a hook. Also, the section diameter affects the working condition of the knot on the hook. And what to say about different hooks: with an eyelet, without an eyelet with a shovel, offset, double, triple, various spinning fishing lures and so on.
It is a complex knot, has great traction strength and is used to attach hooks to synthetic lines.
Shark knot tying sequence
- Thread the line through the hook ring.
- With the running end of the line, make five to six turns around the main and running ends. Insert the line into the top loop.
- Moisten the knot, pull together and tighten the hinges.
The peculiarity of this knot is its knitting on the hook stem. This is a fairly reliable non-opening assembly that can withstand traction loads well. You can knit this knot on any type of synthetic fishing line, and it does not allow it to slip.
Spindle knot tying sequence
- Insert the running end into the hook ring and form a flat loop along the stem.
- Make four turns of the lead end around the stem and loop. Bring the running end into the bottom of the loop.
- Moisten the line with water and carefully tighten the knot.
This knot is designed for quickly tying spinners, weights and in some cases fishing hooks. A positive property of such a knot is the speed of tying and untiing when replacing the spoon and maintaining the integrity of the fishing line. It works well on cotton and polyamide lines or soft wires.
The sequence of tying a blind knot
- Form a flat loop and pass it through the eye of the sinker (hook).
- Lower the loop down and pass a sinker (hook) through it.
- Tighten the knot carefully.
Gripping (clinch or improved clinch)
This simple knot is used for tying synthetic ropes, tying hooks with a ring and spatula, a spoon or a swivel. It holds well any types of lines up to 1 mm in diameter and does not self-untie under stress. According to the method of tying, the gripping knot is half a snake knot.
The sequence of tying the gripping knot
- Pass the running end of the line through the ring of the hook and from the bottom up to make five to seven turns around the root end (if the line is thick, it is better to make four turns).
- Guide the running end to the first turn and thread it through the loop next to the ring.
- Guide the running end into a loop along the root end.
- Bring together and tighten the loops, trim the end.
One of the oldest knots used for tying hooks (also without lugs) is the sinker.
Sequence of tying a whip knot
- Form an open loop along the hook stem.
- Wrap the running end around the loop and hook stem 7-8 times.
- Insert the running end into the loop and tighten by pulling on the root end.
- After wetting the fishing line with water, fix the knot by pulling the main and running ends at the same time.
The bloody knot belongs to the group of simple, frequently used knots. It is believed that it got its unusual name in the days of the sailing fleet, where such a knot was tied at the ends of the “cat” lashes, which were used to punish sailors on military ships.
During the impact, the knots tore the punished’s skin to the point of bleeding. In fishing, the bloody knot is used for tying hooks, carabiners, sinkers, overalls, etc. Depending on the tasks performed, various options for tying a bloody knot can be used.
In this case, we will consider the option of tying a leash to a hook. This mating method is often used when equipping longlines and other multihook gear.
Blood knot tying sequence
- Pass the running end through the ring, lowering it along the hook stem, make a wide turn around it.
- Make another turn, grasping the root end and the stem of the hook.
- Pass the running end through the formed loops.
- Pull both ends to tighten the knot