For the correct practice of sport or recreational fishing there are many factors that we must take into account, rods, reels, lines, baits, sea conditions… But there is one that above all these are essential, to know and correctly put into practice a series of basic fishing knots.
We can fish with totally destroyed rods and reels and still catch fish, we can put any food we can imagine as bait and still catch fish, we can fish with the worst sea conditions imaginable and still catch fish, but if we fish with a bad knot or a bad knot we have nothing to do.
These are the five basic fishing knots that I recommend:
Loop-type fishing knots
They only differ in the passes that are made on the inside. This knot is perhaps the most basic and can be used for almost anything. It is recommended, for example, for attaching the hook’s hook to the swivel.
Blood loop fishing knot
This knot is useful for joining two lines of similar diameter and is indispensable for surfcasting, for example. With this knot we will join the mother line to the bridge (rat tail).
It can save us from some trouble. If the line breaks near the reel when handling the rod after casting, we can join the line with this knot and continue fishing without problems. We will replace the line for the next outing.
Knots for hook tying
It is always more convenient to use hooks packed at the factory, but are you really going to trust the knot made by a machine or by a person in the last hours of his working day, I don’t. If you still use them, check their condition first. If you still use them, check their condition first. I recommend that you pack them yourself for several reasons: reliability, economy and suitability of the yarn for each circumstance.
Eight fishing knots
This is another very simple knot that can be used for many things, to join ring terminal weights or to tie ring hooks. I recommend you to use this type of hooks when you are going to use worms or very fine worms as bait, since these will pass better from the needle to the hook and will be better presented.
Lure fishing knots
To join our lures at the end of the line this is a very simple knot but at the same time very resistant. We will also be able to use the knot of eight.
There are infinity of types of knots, but knowing well these few, we will be able to mount correctly our fishing tackle.
These are the names by which I call and know these knots, they may differ from the name used by others.