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KNOTS
COARSE  FISHING  WITH  THE  ESSEX  ANGLER
Knotless KnotGrinner Half Blood Overhand LoopWater KnotPalomarSpade EndStop KnotBlood KnotLoop to LoopShockleader



Knotless Knot

THE KNOTLESS KNOT

1. Take a length of line or braid and tie a small overhand loop at one end.Then pass it through the eye of the hook and along the shank.
2. Wind the loose end back down the shank about 7 times until you are opposite the tip of the hook.
3. Make two or three tight turns back along the shank,and pass it through the eye of the hook.
4. Pull both ends tight.

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Grinner Knot

GRINNER KNOT

1. Pass the line through the hook once or twice and form a loop.
2. Starting from the eye of the hook, pass the end of the line through the loop 4 or 5 times.
3. Wet the line and pull so that the 4 or 5 smaller loops slide down to the eye of the hook.
Tighten and trim

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Half Blood Knot

HALF BLOOD KNOT

Pass the line through the eye of the hook forming a small loop near the eye. Then wrap the free end of the line around the mainline, 6 or 7 times, working away from the eye of the hook.On the 7th turn, bring it back to the first small loop you formed, and pass the line through it. Wet and pull so it gathers tightly up to the eye, then trim.

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Overhand Loop

OVERHAND LOOP

The overhand loop knot is a simple knot to tie when making a loop in the line. It's a non slip knot which is ideal for hooklengths or even feeders.

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Water Knot

WATER KNOT

Used for tying fixed paternoster leger rigs, it is also good for connecting two dissimilar lines together.
1. Double over a length of line and form a loop, and pass the doubled end through it. 2. Pass the end through the loop 4 times. 3. Wet and pull tight so you have a loop of about 1 foot.Then trim the loose end and cut the loop.

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Palomar Knot

PALOMAR KNOT

The Palomar knot is a very effective knot for swivels and hooks, especially when carp fishing. Not too good on smaller hooks, as when pulled tight, the knot is a little bulky.
1. Form a loop and pass it through the eye of the hook. . 2. Form a knot with the looped end of the line and pass the hook or swivel through the loop 3. Wet and pull tight, trimming off the excess line

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Spade End Knot

SPADE END KNOT

1. Run the line down the inside of the shank and form a loop. 2. Wind the loose end around the line and shank, working towards the spade end. 3. Bring the loose end down and pass it through the loop. 4. Pull tight and trim

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Stop Knot

STOP KNOT

1. Take a length of line or powergum,and place it in a loop over the mainline
2. Turn round both lines about 5 or 6 times
3. Pass the end back through the first turn and pull both ends tight.

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Blood Knot

BLOOD KNOT

A for joining lines of similar breaking strain usually mono to mono.
1. Lay the 2 lines side by side so they overlap.
2. Twist both lines together but keep them fairly loose.
3. Then pass each of the free ends through the centre twist in opposite directions.
4. Wet and gently pull tight and trim.

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Loop to Loop

LOOP TO LOOP

A handy way to tie hooklengths to the main line as the two can easily and quickly be separated again if you need to change.
1. Tie a double overhand loop into both of the lines to be joined.
2. Pass one loop through the other.
3. Then thread the end of the shorter line or hooklength, through its own loop pulling the line and knot all the way through the loop and pull tight.
To undo simply grip the loops and push them together and unthread the hooklength.

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Shockleader Knot

SHOCKLEADER KNOT

1. Tie a overhand loop in the leader.
2. Pass the mainline through the loop.
3. Tighten the knot tight onto the mainline and then form a loop with the mainline.
4. Make 4 or 5 turns through the loop, moisten and tighten.
5. Gently pull the knot up against the overhand loop.Pull tightly together and trim.

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