DOUBLE SURGEON'S LOOP KNOT
DOUBLE LOOP CLINCH KNOT
Shockleader knot to use when joining large diameter line to a thin diameter line
Step 1: Tie an overhand (Granny) knot in the heavy trace material and pass your lighter main line through
Step 2: Pull the overhand knot in the heavy line tightly closed. Take four or five turns around the heavy line with the light.
Step 3: Pass the light line back through the first loop as shown. Lubricate with saliva and pull tight. Trim end to about 2mm.
a length of heavier nylon at the working end of your main line. The
shock leader should be about 2 to 2 and half times the length of your
rod. The weight of shock leader line should generally be two or three
times the breaking strain of your main line.
We use what is called a
"tapered" shock leader which is approximately 18lb at one end (which
attaches to the main line) and about 70lb at the sinker end. This
allows for smoother travel through the guides on your rod.
TAPERED SHOCKLEADER KNOT
Shockleader knot to use when using Tapered Shockleaders
Follow diagram exactly. The main thing to ensure is that
your tag ends come out opposite sides or you will end up with a weak