KNOTS CONTINUED – Practice
Teaching yourself how to tie knots isn’t a complicated matter. I know I’ve heard it a thousand times, but here it comes again – all it takes is practice. It’s best to practice in a relaxed atmosphere by yourself. Nobody ever Sets it right the first time, so be patient and give yourself plenty of time. Once you do get it right, tie the knot over and over again until it becomes second nature,
The more times you tie a knot, the faster and more efficient you become. When you get into a hot bite, you don’t want to be fumbling around looking for your “knot book” or second-guessing yourself. If you aren’t sure about a knot, don’t use it.
Please don’t try to practice new knots when you’re fishing. You don’t need the pressure or the disappointment. Try to do all your rigging the night before. I’ve always gone by the old saying, “Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.” When that big fish gets on the line, it’s good to know the knot was tied properly and will hold.