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Mike

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Worlds Fair knot
« on: May 17, 2010, 04:32:17 AM »
Anyone have any experience with this fishing knot?   I'm curious how strong it is.  It says some fishermen are switching from the polomar knot to this knot.

http://www.netknots.com/html/worlds_fair_knot.html

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Re: Worlds Fair knot
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010, 04:20:43 PM »
Anyone have any experience with this fishing knot?   I'm curious how strong it is.  It says some fishermen are switching from the polomar knot to this knot.

http://www.netknots.com/html/worlds_fair_knot.html

I have no idea, but it looks like a pain to tie in fishing line.
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Re: Worlds Fair knot
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010, 10:24:01 PM »
Google turns up one anglers site claiming a rather low strength
(70%-ish)!?  And it turns up no clear image of the knot.
It looks EASY to tie, which is part of its appeal apparently,
but seems to be a PITA to properly set -- but as usual, what
is to be "proper" is impossible to know from the lousy images
of the finished knot.  (Realize the fishermen can be generous
in their tying consumption of small, cheap material.)

What I get, in a few quick fiddlings (with small but non-angling
material), is a hitch in which the end is nipped between opposed
bights at the side of the hitched object opposite (nearly so) to
the main line!?  (which is nothing like one drawing of the
finished knot, but more like some Thai fishing site's photo)

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Re: Worlds Fair knot
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 06:52:23 AM »
I showed one method of tying the knot in my book 'The complete book of fishing knots, leaders and lines', p.156 - 158.  Tying in small line is best practiced with larger line first, to get the method down before tying it in fine mono - I have taken the photographs using a much thicker line for the method used to make the knot in mono.  I have no definitive data on its strength, just that it is relatively straightforward to tie without too much whipping about of the working end....  Try it, and if you get some data on the strength, do compare it with other lines as well when publishing the data.

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Re: Worlds Fair knot
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2010, 12:18:53 AM »
Thanks for the replies.  I may try it out next time i go fishing :)