Sunday, February 10, 2008

Great site to learn new fishing knots

"I just can't learn to tie that knot."

Some day I'm going to write a song with that line. Lord knows I've heard it often enough, from people whose boats have floated loose from the dock and from fishermen examining the little curly Q at the end of their lines where their lures used to be.

The next thing they usually say is "I'm no Boy Scout!"

Well, knot tying has certainly gone the way of the horse and buggy, what with Velcro and other ways of fastening things but we still need to know how to tie on our lures and leaders with slippery monofilament. Plus, a good knot not only holds, it also doesn't weaken your line.

Improper knots can reduce your line strength by 50 per cent or more.

Fortunately, there is an excellent website that shows how to tie fishing knots, boat knots and much more. It is called Grogs Animated Knots and here's the link to it:

While we're on the subject, did you hear the one about the rope that goes into the bar and the bartender says, "We don't serve ropes here!"

So the rope goes outside, ties a knot at one end of himself and then frizzes out one end of his rope and goes back in.

"Hey, aren't you the rope that I just told to leave? asked the bartender.

"I'm a frayed knot," said the rope.
Bow Narrows Camp
Red Lake, Ont.

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