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Expert sailors know more different types of
knots -- and how to tie them -- than Carter has pills. But
even the biggest novice on the water can be aided by the knowledge
of just a few simple knots. From keeping a snap swivel tied
securely to the end of your line, to keeping your boat tied securely
to the dock, a little knowledge of knots will go a long way towards
making your day on the water a better one. rk
Knots to Know
is part of the practice of what is known as marlinspike seamanship
– the general knowledge of knots and the care of rope. Whether
you are the skipper of a small fishing boat or the pilot of a much
larger craft, a few basic knots...
The Palomar Knot
Often mistakenly called
the Palmer Knot, the Palomar Knot is arguably one of the best knots
to know how to tie – especially for the avid fisherman. It is an
extremely easy knot...
The Trilene Knot
the Trilene knot is a good one to know how to tie; it is definitely
a strong and reliable knot used to join monofilament line to hooks,
swivels and lures. Slippage is very minimal...
Making Your Own Snells (Lindy Rig)
later learned that this was a simple "Lindy Rig". The first
leaders-- actually called snells -- that I bought were only
59 cents each. Years later, a friend showed me...
By R. Karl