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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, ...

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Overview


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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602399938
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 799,241
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 8

A Knotting History

Fishing Lines, Old and New

Knot Names

Terms and Techniques

Knot-tying Tips

Section 1 Knots for Arbors, Connectors, Hooks, and Lures 22

Arbor knot 24

Crawford knot 26

Non-slip mono knot 28

Rapala knot 30

Jansik special 32

World's Fair knot 33

Palomar knot 34

Triple palomar knot 36

Clinch knot 38

Clinch on shank 39

Double clinch knot 40

Improved clinch knot 41

Improved double clinch knot 42

Swivel knot 44

Hook or swivel braid knot 45

Lock knot 46

Domhof knot 48

Quick snell knot 50

Silly snell 51

Basic snell 52

Improved basic snell 54

Section 2 Fixed Loops for Leader Systems 56

Angler's loop 58

Bimini twist 60

Plaited or braided loop 62

Surgeon's loop #1 64

Surgeon's loop #2 66

Figure-of-eight loop 68

Trombone loop 71

Blood knot loop 72

Section 3 Knots for Joining Lines 74

Water knot 76

Surgeon's knot 78

Blood knot, direct 80

Blood knot, indirect 81

Linfit knot 83

Double fisherman's knot 84

Triple fisherman's knot 85

Albright knot 86

Interlocked loops 88

Plaited interlocked loops 94

Plaited or braided splice 96

Section 4 Knots for Fly Fishing 100

Specialist fly knot 102

Trilene knot 104

Improved trilene knot 105

Turle knot 106

Two-turn Turle knot 108

Turle knots (reinforced) 110

Nail knot 112

Emergency nail knot 114

Asymmetrical nail knot 115

Conjoined twin nail knots 116

Nail knot loop 118

A pair of nail knots 120

Needle knot 123

Needle knot loop 124

Blood loop dropper knot 125

Alpine butterfly loop 128

Linfit loop 130

Section 5 Mavericks and Mutations 132

Berkley braid knot 134

Cat's paw 136

Haywire twist 138

Big game loop 140

Torus knot 142

Improved blood knot 144

Mono to braid knot 147

Leader to wire leader knot 148

Huffnagle knot 150

Ligature knot 152

Tandem hook knot 154

Knotless knot 156

Glossary 157

Further Reading 159

Index 160

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  • Posted March 19, 2011

    Lots of useful knots but lots of errors in descriptions and illustrations

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

    Very small book for 10 bucks. The process isn't displayed clearl

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Geoffrey Budworth is a professional knot book author, and his ro

    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.

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