Fishing Knots Welcome to Fishing Knots These animated knots are primarily used for fishing, but some are useful in other applications. Selection The selection of knots is based on feedback and advice from many expert fishing contributors to this website. Fishing Knot Characteristics Fishing knots are designed to be tied in monofilament or braided fishing line and to run through the eyes and rings of a fishing rod or rig. Fly Fishing Knots The picture on the left shows one typical system for fly fishing. Lubricating/Tightening/Trimming Fishing knots are intended to be pulled extremely tight before use. The ends of most fishing knots can, and should, be trimmed closely against the knot. Breaking Strain Some words have already been written on the home page about knots weakening rope. Ideal breaking strength is tested by winding each end around very large diameter drums. The two knots which claim very high breaking strains are the Bimini Twist and the Australian Braid
Fishing Tackle: Rods, reels, lures, lines & accessories, NZ -- SinkersBOS Break-Out Sinkers Packets of 10 Breakout X Grip Heavy Duty Wires Packs of 5 Sinker Moulds Gillies range of sinker moulds represents excellant value for money by offering a multi sizes array of sinkers per mould. Japanese Split Shot English Split Shot Round, Non-Toxic Split Shot Sinkers Octopus Head LeadsSurfcasting - Softies in the surfPart two of this series Last updated 16:15 05/06/2008 I’m going to show you some rigs to make your Gulp! Perhaps the biggest advantage to using Gulps! My first successful experience with Gulps! The only difference I have made to a standard ledger rig is in having a very short dropper on the top and a longer dropper, as the bottom one. I place a crab imitation on the bottom dropper so that it sits fair and square on the seabed. On the short top dropper I place a fish imitation, such as a jerk shad or swimming minnow. Running rigs have been used by surfcasters since Adam first fished the Ninety Mile. The pulley rig is a different beastie altogether. With rigs now covered, I think it's about time to look at how the various Gulp patterns are placed on the hook, as I've seen some very strange methods of doing this in the past. The peeler crabs are dead easy. The fish-pattern Gulps! The offset worm hook takes a little extra time and effort, but is well worth it. Or is it? Thanks, Kane.
Which Sinker Is Right for Which ConditionsOnce a fisherman has taken up surf fishing, one necessary piece of fishing gear he or she will want is a reliable sinker. Sinkers happen to be available in many different shapes and styles such as the pyramid, pancake, breakaway, and bank sinkers. Each one of these tools is designed for very specific fishing conditions. Here is a helpful guide that will enable you to be sure you have the right sinkers on you for any situation you might be fishing in. Pyramid Sinkers Pyramid sinkers are extremely popular pieces of fishing equipment. Pancake Sinkers The sinkers that are circular and flat discs are called pancake sinkers. Breakaway Sinkers Breakaway sinkers are ideal for waters that are rather choppy or bordering on being considered rough. Bank Sinkers Bank sinkers are the more commonly seen weights that are familiar to most anglers. You should always stay on top of the latest fishing tackle tips to assure the best experience while on your fishing trip.
How to Catch Big Halibut - Seven Simple Secrets to Big Halibut Fishing1. Find Good Structure and Find Halibut When in Alaska Fishing for Halibut, especially big halibut, no decision will have more impact than where you fish. So where do Halibut live? 2. Halibut have an excellent sense of smell and use it to find food. A simple, and deadly effective, technique is to attach a bag of chum to the anchor line right before setting anchor. 3. Alaskan's know that "Bigger Bait = Bigger Halibut." Small "chicken" halibut will often not hit a big Salmon head, so when you do use big baits you will often get less bites. 4. This is another one of those things that you think would be common sense, but is often forgotten. 5. This is a secret that I almost wish I was not sharing because it is soooo effective at catching more and bigger halibut. 6. If you are out with some friends and have just put down anchor try dropping a few different types of baits to offer the halibut some options. 7. Patience is a virtue.