What Type of Knot Should I Use To Tie A Crank Bait?

What type of knot should I use to tie on a crank bait?

There are several methods that you may use effectively when tying on a crank bait. The two most common ways are the Palomar and the clinch knot. The clinch knot is a good way to tie on a hook, swivel, or lure, and works well to tie on a crank bait. It is not recommended that you use a clinch knot, if you are tying heavier than twelve pound test line. To tie a clinch knot, pull the end through the eye, wrapping the standing end of the line around it five complete revolutions, being careful to wind the loops in a neat spiral. You can hold he loops under your fingers as you wind the line on, if you wish. Then, take the end back through the loop beside the eye. A Palomar knot may also be used to attach crank bait to your line. When tying a Palomar knot, a loop is taken through the eye, and an overhand knot is tied with the loop, which is then taken over the crank bait. It is also important that, when tying any fishing line knots, that you pull them extremely tightly without weakening the line. In order to do the best job possible, and to avoid friction generated heat weakening your line, the line should be moistened before it is tied. Water, saliva, or when possible (for best results) vegetable oil may be used to wet the line. Then, the ends should be trimmed closely. The best tool for this purpose is nail clippers.


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One Response to “What Type of Knot Should I Use To Tie A Crank Bait?”

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