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Animated knot site

Postby shoalieman » Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:47 am

http://www.animatedknots.com/indexfishi ... dknots.com

I have placed the above site on a sticky for the time being because it's an awesome place for newbies to learn knots!!!
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Postby Goofus » Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:29 am

Thanks, SM. The best knot site I have ever seen. Got it bookmarked in 3 places.
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Postby shoalieman » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:24 am

It really makes those knots look a lot less intimidating.
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Postby Paymaster » Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:03 am

Very helpful. Thanks. :D
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Postby boissage » Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:19 pm

SM; Great site. Which knot do you use for the pigbeasts? I've read that the improved clinch knot is only 80% efficient.
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Postby nielson » Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:49 pm

80% efficient? Does that mean it will only fail 80% of the time? jim
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Postby boissage » Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:14 pm

Hey Jim; That was poor wording from my end, and to think I teach middle school. What I meant to say was that I read that the clinch knot loses about 20% from the line's weight, so a 20 lb. test line would drop to a 16 pound test with the use of a clinch knot, with the knot being the weak link.

Jim, You are an engineer. So why don't you devise a knot test. You can tie various knots and test their breaking strength. Of course, post the results here. If you do a thorough enough test, Sam might post it in the article section.
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Postby Kent » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:04 pm

What it means is that clinch (improved or not) is a "piece-of-cr@p" knot.

I've tested it considerably on my state-of-the-art knot testing machine (pictured below) and there are few knots that are sorrier.8)
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The knot tester is 2 dowels with solid SS rings attached with wire. Take a length of mono, tie one end to one ring with clinch, the tie the other end to other ring with some knot that's worth a dime. Pull til one side breaks. Try both hard, sharp pulls and slow, steady pulls. Clinch will break every time.
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Postby AlMoore » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:12 pm

Kent,

Have you tested what the site calls the Trilene knot - passing the tag through the eye twice before tying the clinch knot? It seems to me to be significantly stronger than the clinch but still subject to the problem with all clinching knots when the hook wire diameter is large in relationship to the tippet diameter.
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Re: Animated knot site

Postby sandydearth » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:49 am

I just bought some braided lline for added strength and hopefullly get better casting. Of the knots in this demo, which would be best for the braided lines?
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Re: Animated knot site

Postby Blackwater » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:28 am

Great site Troy, thanks.
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Re: Animated knot site

Postby Worminator » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:01 pm

This site is very good with one exception.

The way they show the perfection loop makes it look more difficult to tie that it is...a lot of good information. This site taught me to use the alpine butterfly to shorten a length of line.

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