International Guild of Knot Tyers

The Hardy Book of Fisherman’s Knots by Alan B. Vare

The Hardy Book of Fisherman’s Knots by Alan B. Vare

Camden Publishing Co. Ltd. 1987 ISBN 9780900249129

Produced sensibly on water-resistant paper, with a glossy cover, this slim and flexible, pocket-sized (well, almost) book is an excellent little work, very reasonably priced. Anglers should find the clear black-&-white photographs of hands tying knots invaluable. A single diagram of each completed knot’s layout complements the step-by-step instructions. Knot students will find the Allbright, Arbour, Double Grinner, Offshore, Palomar, Spider, Vare and Turle Knots, plus 20 others, and want this book for reference within their collections. The author - who served 10 years in the Merchant Navy - also knows fishing and is a manager in the fishing tackle industry.