St Croix Spinning Rod

The Albright Knot that he created has now become a basic knot-tying technique among salt water anglers; these include those special groups of angling experts that pursue and yearn for International Game-Fish Association line-class records.

The Albright Special and the Nail Knot that he also created are essential to anglers; the Nail Knot is so named since it requires a penny nail to tie it. This is the knot widely utilized by fly-fishers trying their hand at anything from small Bluegills to large Tuna. The Albright Knot is utilized to join two lines of asymmetrical diameters; a technique so easy but highly efficient and strong.

Braided lines have grown in popularity enough to make anglers start to fish for much heavier fish on lighter fishing tackles making it even more required for strong and dependable fishing knots to be utilized.

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Now, we will be finding out about two categories of knots. One is terminal knots: These are utilized to tie the fishing line to the hook or lure; and the fishing line to the reel spool. The second is to join two different lines into one and these are called 'bends'. So, let us start with the two popular terminal knots.

The fisherman's knot is an extremely easy to tie bend. Although common, this kind of knot is likely to slip through the knots if used on monofilament lines. So, although it is the most easy to tie, it is not the most efficient of all.

We had saved our favourite bow for the last. Albright knot is a bend that can tie two different lines of dissimilar thickness (diameters). While the blood knot could only tie lines of similar diameter, Albright conquers that limitation. Besides tying two different monofilament lines, it can be utilized to tie a monofilament with a braid and for these reasons it is our option of bend.