Knots. Many are challenging to learn, let alone remember how to tie. Tying some knots takes time, too much of it, when you’d rather be fishing. In this day of instant gratification, you won’t find a packaged, ready-to-use Improved Clinch Knot at Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s. Too bad!
The good news is the inventors of the knots you need to know had the same goal in mind—creating knots that are ideal for any given fishing situation. And remember, a well-tied knot is the most important connection between the hook and the prize itself.
Nautical knots—same thing. Myriad choices are available, but do you really need to know them all? No! Many nautical knots were more necessity than matter of convenience and safety like those of today. Like fishing knots, the nautical versions are designed for specific applications.
Here is a nifty how-to library of the knots you need to know, complete with easy-to-follow illustrations and step-by-step instructions.