The bit you should read.

I’ve always been an angler and after around the country moving I wanted to discover and document the best places to fish (where ever I might be) in the way of rivers, lakes, canals and ponds. When previously fishing in South Wales I often fished in club and winter league matches, however living up north presented me with new challenges, venues and angling clubs that I acquainted myself with. Now down in the South West I plan to do the same.

This fishing blog details my angling adventures around the UK (although depending where I am in the country I also sea fish from both Boat and Shore, Carp, Pike and Fly fish). I will be giving a summary of 3 values considered by most anglers as well as the additional Disabled Access rating. Since being diagnosed with CIDP and regaining my motor function Disabled angling and Disabled access is now something I always consider when visiting venues. They will all be rated on a scale of 1* to 5*;

1. Fishability *****

2. Accessability *****

3. Value for Money *****

4. Disabled Access *****

I think these 4 points are the key issues which are readily identifiable with all anglers. Feel free to take a look and add your own comments along the way!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Fishing Basics - Knot Tying - 5 Turn Grinner.

Following on from one of my most recent posts I thought this time I would highlight how to tie one of the most heavily used knots in fishing. The 5 Turn Grinner knot. Tied correctly it is reliable, has a good knot strength and can be used to attach pretty much anything to your line! For the purposes of this post however I will be demonstrating using a fairly hefty swivel.

1.       Pass the line through one of the eyes of the swivel

2.       Using the tag end (the shorter end) create a  medium sized loop and using thumb and your index finger hold the loop and your mainline (or hooklink) together, as shown.

3.        The taking the tag end pass it over the mainline and back through the loop 5 times. The resulting knot before tightened up should look like this.

4.       Holding the mainline tight pull on the tag end. This should close the knots loop. Lubricate the knot before it is fully tightened, this should decrease any friction caused by tightening the knot up.

5.       Hold the swivel tightly and pulling on the mainline the knot should move towards the eye of the swivel. A bit more lubrication to reduce any friction and the knot can be pulled tight, cutting the tag end close to the knot.

This knot won’t slip and can be used on almost every breaking strain of monofilament.


Liam said...

Great post mate! Good knot tying instruction.

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