If you love fishing very much and always plan to land those giant snapper or big bass on your local lake all you will need is a good fishing knot that will never fail you. If you don’t have any preferred fishing knot, it is advisable for you to learn one because you do not want your line to snap off when you are in the middle of the battle with that snapper or bass, who are at the end of the line trying to get away. However, you don’t have any idea on how to tie fishing knots.
The Du Pont Company, which is the world’s largest manufacturer of fishing line has done a lot research and development has finally able to established a set of guidelines that they use to determine the type of knots that is suitable for their fishing lines. All their guidelines are relatively easy and can be tied even by a novice with a minimal practice in 30 seconds. The fishing knots will be able to reduce the overall strength of the line to less than 80% of its natural breaking strain. The knot will also be very practical where it can be tied easily in low light conditions, with wet or slippery hands.
In order to tie fishing knots you will need a lot of practice and do not be lazy, it is advisable that you practice how to tie fishing knots a day or two before the date for your actual trip. The best advice for tying a knot is to tie the knot carefully and make sure that there are no hidden line crossovers. Pull the knot up tight, in a slow but firm movement by allowing the twists to form up properly. If the fishing line is wet or you are not pulling the knot firmly a “liar” knot will be formed. A liar knot is a knot that may look like a perfect knot but it is not formed properly.
It is advisable that you use saliva to allow the twists and turns of the knot when you are trying to tighten your knot. Fishing line is designed to achieve maximum strength in a straight pull and different types of knot will change the direction of the pull. However, each pull on the line reduces the strength of the line at the knot, so you have to be very careful with your choice of knot.