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Fishing Knots: The Weakest Link

April 7, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“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.