Author Topic: Knotless Knot - Fishing  (Read 4710 times)

Mrs Glenys Chew

  • Administrator
  • Exp. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 200
Knotless Knot - Fishing
« on: April 24, 2008, 08:23:39 AM »
OK, summer is due sometime, but one bright day and a teacher's strike makes it imminent.  Time for me to get into trouble again.

Last year we gave Tim (now 8) his own child's fishing rod (without any hooks!) and this year Rachel (almost 4) wants her own.  Please understand, there is no intent to fish per se.  Tim hasn't the temperament.  They just want to play at fishing.

So, my Mum got a rod for Rachel, complete with a pack of plastic floats.  So far as I can see none of these floats have an eye for attaching line through, so I looked up how to tie them.  Amongst the long list of non-answers, I found this:

http://www.dorkingas.co.uk/Knots/Knotless%20Knot/knotless_knot.htm

as an example.

Am I just being slow of understanding here, or does the knotless knot really start with a knot, please?

Regards

Glenys Chew
Mrs Glenys Chew
1 Corinthians 15:10

Stoatstail

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 18
Re: Knotless Knot - Fishing
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2008, 05:53:35 PM »
Glenys,

They will be stick floats, you need float rubbers, these are tiny elastic bands that go on the line and trap the float in place. Google and you will find them.

Little magnets and bottle tops are great for kids who want to play fish... :)

and yes the knotless knot starts with a knot.....

Mark


Stoatstail

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 18
Re: Knotless Knot - Fishing
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2008, 06:01:04 PM »
Its used to make a Hair Rig........ :)

Mrs Glenys Chew

  • Administrator
  • Exp. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 200
Re: Knotless Knot - Fishing
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2008, 10:20:53 PM »
Thank you, Mark.  They are stick-like, but being about a ?1 for 15 of them, and most of them of such light hollow plastic that you've no weight on the line, I can't think of them as anything except toys  :)

We did actually get to the water eventually, today.  I used a variation of the Float Stop knot which I found at http://home.cfl.rr.com/floridafishing/knot.htm which was a nice site to look at.  Also I found http://www.bobberstop.com/knots.html very informative.

I looped the working end of the nylon around each float, in the necks, and then made the Surgeon's Knot part around the other end of the floats, and pulled them through, to make the finished knot.  It worked very well; I simply didn't trim the knot off its standing end to free it.  I just used it as a tether.

Anyway - we had lots of fun, and once I've superglued the broken bit of rod my children will have one each again.  A neighbour's son who was with us had good fishing with a small net - catching half a dozen baby fish.  We don't know what sort.  But they looked ok in the jar until home time  :)

Regards

Glenys
Mrs Glenys Chew
1 Corinthians 15:10