Posted 29 February 2000 - 02:04 AM
Posted 29 February 2000 - 04:11 AM
does the business.
Put it this way if I was going absailing
the grinner would be my first choice!
I would send you a picture but my scanners knackered.
But you should be able to find a picture of it
in any decent mag or book.
May your net stay wet.
Posted 29 February 2000 - 04:21 AM
This uses the american name for the grinner - the uni knot.
I learnt this knot the first time I bought a packet of Drennan Super Specialist hooks cos they'd kindly printed it on the back of the packet, and I can honestly say that in all the years I've been using it all over the world I have never ever had one come undone. It pays to make sure you wet the line well before pulling it tight though else it can weaken the line a little, but then that's probably true of all knots. These days I always add a touch of superglue as well, just to make sure.
I've also found that this knot works quite well with braids, although you have to tie it with a double thickness. This can be a little messy as you finish up with a lot of ends once you've trimmed it back, but once again a little dab of superglue tends to do the trick.
ps I have seen some people pass the line through the eye twice when fishing for really hard fighting fish, but I've not tried it myself. Thought I'd mention it none-the-less.
[This message has been edited by davidP (edited 28 February 2000).]
Posted 02 March 2000 - 03:36 AM
I've also been using a hook-tyer to make up my own hook lenghts for general use. Why am I bothering? Why wouldn't a knotless knot work for a size 20? The only difference I can see is the presence or otherwise of the hair, which doesn't appear to contribute to the structure of the knot.
Posted 02 March 2000 - 04:31 AM
Posted 04 March 2000 - 01:08 AM
Hopefully I will oneday have a usefull response to one of the topics raised by you guys - till then I'll just monitor the varied topics raised.