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abe

O'kay this is going to be a long one. these are the only knots a guy needs to know anything else would be asking for trouble. i'm not saying other knots dont work, just saying they might not work as good as these ones will.
abe


i'll start with the infamous egg loop knot. slide an inch or two of line through the hook eye, turn the line back over the hook shank.
abe


make 5-7 wraps around the hook shank
abe


bring the leader back through the eye of the hook
abe


hold the line thats going through the eye down to the hook shank and place the wrapping line at a right angle to the hook shank
abe


this is the tricky part to this knot. wrap the same wrap line around the two line and the hook shank 5-7 wraps.
abe


pull tight and trim the tag end
abe


voila the aww inspiring egg loop knot ready to go
kelso

What size hook are you using?
abe


Next stop on the knot train, improved clinch knot. place your line through your swivle/hook
abe


wrap the tag end 7 times around the main line
abe


place the tag end through the loop you just made
abe


pull the tag end back through the other loop you just made
abe


tighten the knot and trim the tag end, and there you have it the improved clinch knot
abe


next stop the polomer knot, this is the only knot with 100% integrity. i like to use it to tie on spoons flies and to tie a weight to the bottom of my bar rig. first double your line and slide it through the eye
abe


make a light over hand knot with the two doubled up lines
abe


drop your weight/hook through the loop made by the end of you doubled up line
abe


pull tight and remove the tag end and voila
abe


this is a good one for joining two lines of the same or diferent diameters together its stong and very compact so it will slide through rod eyes with ease. i like to use this knot for adding tippet to a tapered leader when fly fishing.
place the two lines parralel to each other
abe


place the two lines together and make two over hand loop knots with the lines
abe


pull tight and trim the tag ends, this makes a realy nice small knot that is very srong.
abe

kelso; that was just a big sturgeon hook that i was using just for the pics so people can see it better
kelso

should i use the same size hooks i do for sockeye? I haven't caught a spring yet but hoping i can pop my spring cherry this year.
abe

i would say bigger is better for springs, anything between 2/0 and 5/0 would be great. make sure you use a good quality hook like mustad or gamagatsu they wont staighten out on you.
cagey

great post. very professionally done abe.
as for kelso's question, i use 5/0 's generally. how about you ,abe?
abe

ya im a 5/0 guy too some people think thats too big, but hey thats what works.
Brook Trout

Interesting that you guys in the lower mainland you use hooks that size. Up in the interior we use 8/0 hooks on the end of a size 5 FST for chinooks.
cagey

brook trout, where do you fish? i live near chase so fish the thompson but also the shuswap river, both upper and lower. i use fst's for early am but use a smaller hook. mostl;y use roe under a sliding float as do most guys up here.
abe's contribution is very helpful for beginners......good work!
Brook Trout

Mostly fishing the South Thompson where the boundary starts from boat or shore.A little bit out by Savona on the big Thompson. I just find it neat how different rivers use many different techniques. Ive also gotten a few nice ones from banana island as well.
cagey

i usually fish from shore at bannana island. have likely seen you there as i spend quite a bit of time there when i can. last year i was limited as i had shoulder surgery around sept 5th . i still dropped by and visited as i know most of the regulars. see you in september. hope it is better this year than last year!
Pharly


For backing to mainline I use an albright knot. It's compact and won't kink the line so it runs fairly smoothly through the rod eyes. Practice it a few times, and you 'll get quick at it.
bassmaster5000

intresting to no do you no an easyir way to tie your leader to your mainline?? i have only done it a few times but fight with it everytime..
bassmaster5000

oh and thanks abe that egg lop not is awsome i tried it a few days ago worked awsome thanks.
Pharly

It's true everyone likes something different. Albright, double or triple clove hitch, or like Gabe suggests, the surgeons knot all work well. You just have to find what works for you. My buddy emailed me this link a while ago. It's a good resource.

http://www.animatedknots.com
bassmaster5000

wow thanks pharly that site's awsome learned alot from it...
abe

Bump
MoeJKU

Why such the big hooks, I have starting hearing this craze of using huge hooks over the past few years?

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