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David OLoughlin

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For a while now on these pages & Coarse Fisherman I've seen references to the knotless knot. I've never used or seen one. Could someone direct me (I've tried search) or tell me what the benefits are & how I would tie? Thanks.
 
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Carp Angler

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I'm at work at the moment, but I'll post some pictures to Graham tomorrow for the rigs page.

No need to go anywhere else, it's all available at FM.
(I should be on bloody commission)
 
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Dave Johnson

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"I'm at work at the moment, but I'll post some pictures to Graham tomorrow for the rigs page."
Havin a tough one mate....feet up watchin Parky......I hear Elton was a laugh?
It went bloody cold last night just after you phoned-and foggy!-lot of fish about liners etc.....I took four barbs and two chub from the peg we both ended up on-but we both pulled out of several fish.As you say, Activs may have been the difference
 
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David OLoughlin

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Thanks. I agree Mr Carp Angler - always there to give the advice despite everyone giving you more abuse than even Mr Marsden & his wallet.
 
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Kevan Farmer

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Has anybody ever had line damaged by using the knotless knot? In essence it is a spade end knot used on an eyed hook with a long tail left over for use as a hair. I know hooks are better finished nowadays but I always have that slight worry that the end of the turn over of the eye may damage the line when it rests against it.

Kevan
 

DAVE COOPER

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Don't you start feeling sorry for old rat arse David. You only need him to fart in your bivvy just the once and all sympathy for him will go out the window. Besides, he gives as good as he gets.
 

DAVE COOPER

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Kevan - I always use the knotless knot for hair rigged baits when barbel fishing and I have never had one let me down.
 
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Paul Williams

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Coops,
I agree with David, you are always picking on poor Rik.....and he's so thoughtful, why last time we went fishing together he only broke one of my legs when i forgot the saltnvinigar on his chips!!
 
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Carp Angler

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I'd have broken the other one aswell, but you remembered the ketchup......
 
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Malcolm Bason

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Oh, I see - he breaks other things as well as wind then?? he he he he he
 

GrahamM

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Instructions on how to tie the Knotless Knot can be found here:

<a href=http://www.fishingmagic.com/news/article.asp?UAN=1314&sp=&v=>Rigs Page Library</A>
 
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David OLoughlin

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Thanks Carp Angler. It's amazing how a few people can make something straight forward sound so complicated & special. Mind you I'm OK with 3/0 hooks, when its a 14 I can see me tying my finger to the shaft!
 
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Carp Angler

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The pics were done with a 10/0 stainless O'Shaugnessy and 60lb shockleader.
I've tied a few rigs in my time and that was certainly harder than tying them with more supple line or braid.
 
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David OLoughlin

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That's an idea, a mackerel flapper on a hair! I got confused because I've seen a reference to shrink tube over the knot & the use of rig glue. I thought it had something to do with wrapping & glue - hence knotless, consequently I couldn't see it working.
 
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Carp Angler

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Once you have tied the basic rig you can add tubing, glue or whatever to it.

A lot of people glue the coils once it is tied, for extra security.
Instead of a continuous hair, you can tie a rig ring to the end and whip that down and use the rig for tying baits on.
Some people add shrink tubing to convert the rig to a more pronounced line aligner/bent tube rig/Looney extension/Withy pool etc etc etc.

It's all down to personal preference.
 
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