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Best Knots for Solid Wire & Toothy Fish

  1 year ago     
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Northern Pike and Musky are the two most popular toothy critters in North America in freshwater, but the oceans on both coasts of the United States are full of predator fish with big teeth.  These fish like Barracuda, Mackerel, Sharks, and Wahoo are fun to catch and available to a large portion of the US anglers.  In order to catch these fish, however, a leader has to be used to protect the line from these sharp teeth.

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Tying a Blood Knot

  2 years ago     
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I began using Blood Knots (also called Barrel Knots) when I was a trout fisherman and guide in the Rocky Mountains.  I much preferred this connection to the Surgeons knot that many others liked.  The Blood knot is a sleek compact knot that pulls straight and does not catch vegetation or the rod guides.

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Homer Rhode Loop Knot

  2 years ago     
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Need a simple loop knot for heavy leaders?  The Homer Rhode is a great choice for this application. I also use the Home Rhode as a loop knot for braided, coated wire.  This type of wire is difficult to tie many knots with, but the Homer Rhode seems to work very well.

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