Tying on a Lure
by Sheila Ogle
Insert fishing line through eye and twist the
two pieces of fishing line together 3 times
Once you have twisted the end of the fishing line
with the opposing line, hold the line between
your fingers about an inch and a half from the end.
While holding the line as shown, guide the end
through the open loop below your twisted line.
After inserting the end of the fishing line
through the lower loop, pull gently through
and turn the end back and insert it into the upper loop.
Pull both ends of the line taut then trim the excess.
I have used this variation of a more complicated knot (the improved clinch knot) with success. It is a quick and easy way to tie on a lure and I have only lost one lure using this, because I trimmed the end to short. I leave a scant quarter inch or just under and have no problems.
This is a knot my husband's father showed him when he was learning to fish. Thankfully he was willing to share with me a piece of his fishing heritage. My daughter Jessi helped with the photos of the steps of this knot.