Fishing Knots: The Weakest Link

“My failure was pointed out when twice I lost hooked fish, only to pull my line in to find the end of my tippet curled like a pig tail, right where the knot came undone. The lesson, somewhat painfully learned, is that when you are fishing for big fish you should make sure your knots can handle the pressure. This applies when fishing for trout or any other kind of fish.” Jeffrey Mayor talks about how knots kept him a novice for longer than he would have liked. In the Tacoma, Washington News Tribune.

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  • Ron

    I can personal attest to the fact that a poorly tied knot can be responible for losing many fish. Having just flyfished for about a year now,and trying to learn as much as possible in as short as time as possible I didnt take the time to properly tie my knots, thus a loss in fish caught. I have since practiced tying various knots to make sure ther tied correctly. I enjoy Midcurrent articles very much. Thankyou