Geoffrey Budworth co-founded the International Guild of Knot Tyers in 1982 and regularly contributes to its quarterly journal, Knotting Matters. He’s been described as “the father of forensic knotting” and occasionally gives evidence in court as an expert witness of knots found at crime scenes. Budworth is a well-known personality and author in the world of knots.
Practical Fishing Knotsby Geoffrey Budworth
Are you or someone you know an avid fisherman? Have you been looking for a one-stop guide for all your fishing knot needs? Then look no further. Practical Fishing Knots illustrates how to tie more than seventy-five knots for use in all forms of fishing, including: angler’s loop, basic snell, crawford knot, palomar knot, and many, many/i>… See more details below
Are you or someone you know an avid fisherman? Have you been looking for a one-stop guide for all your fishing knot needs? Then look no further. Practical Fishing Knots illustrates how to tie more than seventy-five knots for use in all forms of fishing, including: angler’s loop, basic snell, crawford knot, palomar knot, and many, many more!
Written by an international knotting expert and including easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrations and instructions, this is an easy, accessible, and essential reference for any fisherman.
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This book has a good collection of many of the most useful knots for fishing. However, there are lots of errors where the stages of pictures for tying the knots don't match up with each other or fail to match with the verbal description of the method. One example is on page 29 for the "Non-slip mono knot". Figure 1 shows that a simple overhand knot has been tied in the line and after the free end is passed through the eyelet, it shows it simply going under the knot and the standing part of the line. Figure 2 shows instead that after the free end is passed through the eyelet, it instead goes back through the overhand knot and not under it. The verbal description seems to match up with what was done in figure 2 (even though it references figure 1). Similar variances can be seen on close examination of the Crawford knot on pages 26 and 27 ( figure 1 with the gold indicator line doesn't match figure 2), the Rapala knot on pages 30 and 31 (figure 2's gold indicator doesn't match what was done by figures 3 or 4), the World's Fair knot on page 33 seems to be missing a step in the verbal description because in order to get the configuration shown on figure 1 the ring or eye would have had to have been passed back through the loop which is not mentioned in the verbal part, and the Palomar knot on pages 34 and 35 seems to have a good verbal description but the figures seem to be in the wrong order (step 2 is definitely after step 3 and step 3 looks like it should be step 1) and none of the steps seem to match what was done in the others. In the case of this knot, a look at how the overhand knot part is done in figure 3 shows the proper way for this knot but figure 1 shows it not as an overhand knot but the loop passes between one of the layers. And this is only after looking at the first few knots in this book. This book is poorly written and poorly illustrated and poorly edited. If you don't want to waste lots of time trying to figure out the right way to tie fishing knots, avoid this book. Maybe I'll try the one co-written by Lefty Kreh, a well known fishing writer.
Very small book for 10 bucks. The process isn't displayed clearly but you won't see that from the preview. What's lacking isn't visible until you buy. I've been looking for this type book for some time and while hard to find, there has to be something better.
Geoffrey Budworth is a professional knot book author, and his rope knot books are good. He is not however a fisherman and it shows badly in his efforts to publish and profit with books on fishing knots. This one, in which he 'steals' Lefty Kreh's book title, is particularly bad.