Knots (under construction)

I've mentioned the obsessive knot thing before, this is where I expound upon it.

In general, if you have a knot between you and the fish it is (should be) the weakest link in your tackle. There is no such thing as a knot that truly has 100% of the line strength, wet or dry. So it follows that it pays to keep the number of the knots to a minimum and also to ensure you have the best knot for the job, tied correctly.

I work on the basis that one knot is the optimum. The one to the hook.

I tend to use a braid trace for a lot of my still-water fishing, for reasons explained elsewhere. This means there has to be at least two knots in the line , as a consequence of trying to take advantage of the properties of braid. However, I feel you can often use stronger line to offset the assembly of knots required.

I usually join the braid directly to the monofilament, using the knot described below:

The JAA Magic Braid knot

A few points...I donít claim to have invented this entirely ALBI've since found out that it's also been written down by Shaun Harrison as the "Combi-Link Knot" using single strand of braid, rather than doubled over, and I'm reliably informed [by GOS] that it's as infallible with single braid. Naturally we both think our own version is best and neither of us can be bothered to check if the other is better. Obviously mine is (kidding GOS, just kidding...). . Itís a modified Albright and is based mostly on this knot. Iíve tested and used this knot with Stren Original & Maxima mono and Silkworm/Merlin/Softsilk braid as well as 'no-name' dyneema braids.

The braid and mono ideally need to be in the 'same ballpark' for thickness and b/s, e.g.

"4lb 'Silkworm'/4lb mono,
6lb 'Silkworm'/6lb mono,
8lb 'Merlin'/8lb & 10lb mono,
10lb 'Silkworm'/10lb mono

The integrity seems entirely down to the braid thickness with respect to the mono...but DO YOUR OWN TESTS would be my advice. Head to head against a double grinner this tested as stronger and more reliable. I donít think this knot would work so well with extra thin pre-stretched hook-link materials but I've not tested that.

You need to make a loop in both the braid and the mono. Then place the loop in the braid through the loop in the mono...

JAA knot #1 'one' JAA knot #2 'two'

...and make six turns of the double braid around the mono-loop working away from the loops. Keep these turns reasonably spread out.

{you do this in reality, by making the loop s in the lines and holding the loops in place with the little finger of each hand. This leaves the thumb and forefinger on each hand free to make the turns up}

JAA knot #3 'three' JAA knot #4 'four'

When you have reached six, make six further turns working down towards the loops, over the top of the first six. When you have reached the point where the two loops intersect, put the braid loop through the mono loop in the same orientation of the first.

Then moisten and tighten by pulling on the loop and both tag ends of the braid and the loop until the knot snugís right down. Most of the time itíll be neat and tidy, but occasionally a loose loop will show, I try to remove this by gently working the ends/loop of the braid, but in tests an untidy knot performed no worse that a neat one.

Trim the ends...taking care to trim the right ends. If, you, like me, prefer to protect a knot, if you slip a few latex float stops over the mono before tying the knot, then you can slide them down to the knot and trim the end very sort above the last of the stops.

Here are two real ones, tied in 8lb and 10lb lines....

JAA knot #1 Here are two real ones, tied in 8lb and 10lb lines....

The big ball bearingy thing is a Type 80 radar head bearing, it's good and heavy.

PS, this is strimmer cord and a bit of nylon string, not the type of end tackle I typically use...despite rumours circulated by Nempster.

Nylon Mono to a hook or swivel

I have used a 5½ turn half blood for this for a score of years, with little you might describe as a failure. It seems to work fine up to 15lb b/s line and I don't recall it ever giving me trouble. However, there were alteratives. The 'Palomar' and the 'Uni' and the 'knotless' knot. The 'Palomar' is easy to tie (and small), but with braids that have a mixture of different fibre types there was a tendancy for threads near the hook to break after strain.

I mostly use the 'stren', 'uni' or grinner knot. Like all knots, tie it carefully and tighten slowly with the line lubricated with water or even oil. In nylon mono, one turn around the eye works well. In my tests, two turns of line through the hook-eye are a tiny bit stronger than one, BUT, if those two turns of mono overlay each other in any way, the knot will snap suddenly at well below the line's advertised strength. It's harder than one might think to tie the knot and tighten it with those turns snugly alongside each other. So hard in fact, I've given up and tie a solid 'one-turn' every time rather than risk a 'snapper'.

I use six turns through the loop for 6lb mono and 5-6 for 8lb and 5 for anything above that.

It's trickier to tie than the half-blood, but is marginally stronger so I converted to it, especially as in the finished knot, the tag-end is pointing up the line, which is better, especially with small hooks and baits.

the 'Uni' or 'grinner' knot the 'Uni' or 'grinner' knot, this is a left-handed view, 'cos JAA is left-handed

You might see a version with the tag-end twisted around the standing line before making the loop - this looks different, but in fact these turns pull out when the knot is tightened, so make no difference to the finished knot. with uncoated braids I run two turns of the braid through the hook eye, but it matters how this is done. If the 'turns' are crossed there's a tendency for one turn to 'travel' around the hook-eye to the cut end of the hook's wire. You'll need to work out for yourself which side of the hook to feed the braid through to avoid this!

I have tested the 'two-turn-through-the-eye' 'Grinner' against a 'two-turn-through-the-eye' tucked half-blood knot and there was no difference in breaking strain between them.

I tried the 'knotless' knot (which is topographically an 'Allbright' on a wire loop). I never tested the strength in nylon mono, but it can untie itself when used in orthodox fishing and I'm going to state that 'if you need to glue a knot you need a better knot' so I use the 'uni-snell' these days.

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I always tie this knot with the line passed through the eye from the 'inside' of the hook so it finishes as shown in the second picture. I believe this improves the hook-up chances as it causes the hook to 'turn-over' as it's pulled. I'd also suggest that it's worth tying the knot 'left' or 'right' handed depending on which side of the hook-eye the 'gap' is. This helps to ensure the main line is not pulled hard onto the cut end of the wire when under strain.

Slider Knot

See this below. I have two uses for this - I used it to attach floats [before anyone invented float stops], by using two knots and one piece of line and for stop knots when slider float fishing. I find it works best tied with braid around mono. For thick braid, four turns is fine, for thin braid, seven or eight turns.

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Hook Knot Tests (watch this space...)

There are some absolute knot strength tests hereWhat is the breaking strain of the knot?, which is to say, I've tested a knot against a set of scales. Thatís useful, and it tells you two things of value. Firstly, that the knot's breaking-strain is anywhere near the stated breaking-strain of the line and secodnly what is the consistency of the knot's breaking-strain. The latter is why there a space of Standard Deviation in the table, which I've not filled in. As usual, I've not got around to it, but even a cursory look at some of the tables shows that a knot strength can vary a lot or a little. It's a measure of consistency.

I'll take a slightly lower average breaking strain with a very high consistency, over a higher average with a low consistency every time.

Then there are relative knot strength testsTwo knots, which is stronger? There's only one way to find out.... These consist of test one knot against another to see which one is the stronger. These are far less trouble to do, so notwithstanding the absolute test previously carried out, I'm for the future simply going to perform relative tests and then see what the best one looks like...

Relative Knot Strength Tests

I've got a few things to do first, but I want to test the 'grinner' or 'uni' against 'clinch' knot and also against one or two of the others. I've also got it in mind to test the various 'loop' knots for joining traces as I've seen the 'figure-of-eight' and 'double-overhand' both touted as the strongest, among others.

It'll cost me a few hooks but I also want to test the 'Domhoff', tied in both the variants I've seen, agaisnt the 'uni' snell as well and the 'winner' against the best eyed-hook knot.

Loop-Knots

This has alway niggled at me. On the face of it neither looks to be better than the other, but the figure-of-eight looks neater. Who cares about that?

I tied the loop knot with the line through a swivel and used spring scales to tighten the knot by stressing to 50% of the stated b/s four times and then 75% of the stated b/s four times and then broke the line with a straight smooth pull without the scales.

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After ten tests the result was 6:4 in favour of the double-overhand. On that sample size that's hardly conclusive, so I ran more...

After 18 test (two broke the line but neither of the knots), the overall score was 12-6 to the double overhand. Almost conclusive.

What this suggests is that the double overhand has a higher average b/s, but both knots have spread of b/s's which overlap. To get a sense of which has the smallest Standard Deviation (SD) of breaking strain and hence the more consistent knot, you'd have to perform a series of absolute tests on each knot and calcultate the average and SD. I might I might not. For the moment I'll stick with the 'double-overhand'.

Perfection Loop verses 'the winner'

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Hook-knots

The business end. Arguably the only knot you ever need...

We'll start with a 5-turn grinner vs a 6-turn, one loop through the hook eye. 8lb Stren original. The links' wire was 0.58mm/22 thou in diameter, the line diamters 0.28mm, 11 thou.

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Grinners in spectra

A 5-turn grinner one-turn through the eye (5/1) vs a two-turn, two-turns (5/2) through the hook eye. 6lb 'spectra' braid, nominally 0.1mm diameter. The links' wire was 0.58mm/22 thou in diameter.

I used spring scales to tighten the knot by stressing to 50% of the stated b/s four times and then 75% of the stated b/s four times and then broke the line with a straight smooth pull without the scales. I made no effort to tie or see if the 5/2 knots had the turns aligned or overlapped.

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Just a place holder really, but 'on the list' are:
'Albright vs double grinner',
'the best loop knot' vs 'the best hook knot',
'The Domhoff #1' vs 'uni-snell'
'The Domhoff #2' vs 'uni-snell'
'best whipping knot' vs 'the knotless'

I'm sure I'll change this and think of others as I go along.

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February 2014: The below were started as 'absolute' tests but in practise are 'relative' tests.

One of the advantages of cheap spectra braid is that you feel happy about blowing a few meters away testing knots. The daylight robbery that is 'carp braid' makes that a pricey business (by-the-by I strongly resent this piece of price inflation) I think it unlikely that the machines that can turn out 300m of spectra for less than a fiver are somehow not up to making 30m of 'carp braid' for the same pro-rata price and the whole thing reeks of a cartel. Never mind the sneak down to 10m spools from 30m...without pro rata price reduction.

The below results shows very clearly that the 'combi'/JAA braid knot is one of the most reliable knots. In fact the most worrying knot below is a two-turn grinner in spectra braid, snapping 2-3lb under the 'combi'.

2014-02-24: Doubled spectra 6lb/0.1mm braid and 6lb stren

The braid loop was through a swivel - if you refer to the the 'combi'/JAA braid knotIt's a bit like a 'combi' and I accidently created it by tying an 'Albright' type knot a bit wrong... up the page you'll see the knot is tied with a loop of braid. Here, I put the braid through the swivel eye first. The mono. was tied with double overhand loop. This assembly was pulled four times to 2lb, four times to 4lb, then at ¼lb increments until a break.

Test No. # Test #1 Test #2 Test #3 Test #4 Test #5 Test #6 Test #7 Test #8 Test #9 Test#10 Average Std. Dev.
Broke at 5lb 8lb 6½lb 7½lb 7¼lb 8lb 7½lb 7lb - - 7.1lb 0.92
Broke at the... Mono loop knot Mono Mono Loop knot Mono Mono Mono Mono Loop knot Mono Loop knot - - - -

The break was either in the mono. or the overhand loop knot in the mono. This suggests the overhand loop is pretty good, but it clearly suggests the 'Albright' is stronger than the overhand loop.

2014-02-24: 8lb/0.12mm green spectra and 8lb stren

As for the previous test, the braid was tied to the mono. with the 'combi'/JAA braid knotIt's a bit like a 'combi' and I accidently created it by tying an 'Albright' type knot a bit wrong... doubled-loop tied, 6 turns up and 6 down with a swivel in braid loop. Mono. was tied to swivel with 6-turn grinner with one turn of the mono. through the hook eye. This assembly was pulled four times to 4lb, four times to 6lb, then at ¼lb increments until a break.

Test No. # Test #1 Test #2 Test #3 Test #4 Test #5 Test #6 Test #7 Test #8 Test #9 Test#10 Average Std. Dev.
Broke at 9lb 10½lb 10¼lb 10lb 10lb 9¼lb 7½lb 9½lb 8lb 9.25lb 0.95
Broke at the... Grinner Grinner Mono Mono Mono Grinner Grinner Mono Grinner Grinner - -

As for the previous test, the break was either in the mono. or the 'grinner' in the mono. Again, this suggests the 'grinner' is pretty good, but it clearly suggests the 'Albright' is stronger than the grinner.

2014-02-24: 10lb/0.14mm grey spectra and 10lb stren

As for the previous test, the braid was tied to the mono. with the 'combi'/JAA braid knotIt's a bit like a 'combi' and I accidently created it by tying an 'Albright' type knot a bit wrong... doubled-loop tied, 6 turns up and 6 down with a swivel in braid loop. Mono. was tied to swivel with 6-turn grinner with one turn of the mono. through the hook eye. This assembly was pulled four times to 6lb, four times to 8lb, then at ¼lb increments until a break.

Test No. # Test #1 Test #2 Test #3 Test #4 Test #5 Test #6 Test #7 Test #8 Test #9 Test#10 Average Std. Dev.
Broke at... 10½lb 13lb 13¼lb 11lb 12lb 13lb 12½lb 10lb 12¾ 10½lb 11.85lb 1.16
Broke at the... Mono grinner Mono Mono grinner Mono Mono Mono Mono Mono grinner Mono Mono grinner - -

As for the previous tests, the break was either in the mono. or the 'grinner' in the mono. Again, this suggests the 'grinner' is pretty good, but it clearly suggests the 'Albright' is stronger than the grinner.

2014-02-24: 10lb/0.14mm grey spectra and 10lb stren

As for the previous test, the braid was tied to the mono. with the 'combi'/JAA braid knotIt's a bit like a 'combi' and I accidently created it by tying an 'Albright' type knot a bit wrong... doubled-loop tied, 6 turns up and 6 down. A swivel was tied to the tag end of the 'combi/JAA braid knot' with a 6-turn grinner looped twice through the hook eye.

The mono. was tied to swivel with 6-turn grinner with one turn of the mono. through the hook eye. This assembly was pulled four times to 6lb, four times to 8lb, then at ¼lb increments until a break.

Test No. # Test #1 Test #2 Test #3 Test #4 Test #5 Test #6 Test #7 Test #8 Test #9 Test#10 Average Std. Dev.
Broke at 11¼lb 10½lb 10½lb 10½lb 10¾lb 10½lb 10¼lb - - - 10.6lb 0.29
Broke at the... Braid grinner Braid grinner Braid grinner Braid grinner Braid grinner Braid grinner Braid grinner - - - - -

It can be seen that the grinner knot tied in the braid broke first every time, so the feeblest knot in the assembly. Again the 'combi/JAA braid knot' showed itself to be stronger that the 'grinner' at least in this braid.

Absolute Knot Strength Tests

Knot Line type Test#1 Test#2 Test#3< Test#4 Test#5 Test#6 Test#7 Test#8 Average Std. Dev.
Half Blood (5) 6lb Stren Original Mono - - - - - - - - - -
Half Blood Tucked (5) 6lb Stren Original Mono - - - - - - - - - -
Uni 5/1 Turn 6lb Stren Original Mono 9.0lb 9.5lb - - - - - - - -
Uni 5/2 Turn 6lb Stren Original Mono - - - - - - - - - -
Uni 6/1 Turn 6lb Stren Original Mono - - - - - - - - - -
Uni 6/2 Turn 6lb Stren Original Mono - - - - - - - - - -
Uni 5/1 Turn 8lb Stren Original Mono 9.75lb 10.0lb - - - - - - - -
Uni 5/2 Turn 8lb Stren Original Mono - - - - - - - - - -
Uni 6/1 Turn 8lb Stren Original Mono - - - - - - - - - -
Uni 6/2 Turn 8lb Stren Original Mono - - - - - - - - - -
Uni 5/2 Turn 6lb Silkworm 9.0lb 8.0lb - - - - - - - -
Uni 6/2 Turn 6lb Silkworm - - - - - - - - - -
Uni 5/2 Turn 8lb Merlin 11.25lb 9.0lb 11.25lb - - - - - - -
Uni 6/2 Turn 8lb Merlin - - - - - - - - - -
Knotless 10/2 6lb Silkworm - - - - - - - - - -
Knotless 10/2 8lb Merlin - - - - - - - - - -
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Mono to Braid Knot Tests (watch this space...)

Four-Turn Water Knot, varnished. 6lb Stren Original Mono, 6lb Kryston Silkworm.

Both ends of line tied with 5 turn Uni, braid two turns thorugh hook, mono one turn. Line stressed to 2lb four times and then 4lb 4 times and then stressed at 4oz intervals until breaking.

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Broke at... Mono knot Mono knot Braid knot Braid knot - - - - - -
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Four-turn Water Knot, varnished, 10lb Stren Original Mono, 8lb Kryston Silkworm

Both ends of line tied with 5 turn Uni, braid two turns thorugh hook, mono one turn. Line stressed to 4lb four times and then 6lb 4 times and then stressed at 4oz intervals until breaking.

Bit of a pest this, as I was trying to test 8lb mono, but the spool was incorrectly labelled and when I checked it with a micrometer, it was 10lb b/s. Still, it explains why the braid was always the first to go.

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Broke at... 10.5lb 11.5lb 11.8lb 11.0lb - - - - - -
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4 Turn Water Knot, not varnished, 10lb Stren Original Mono, Milward Black Spider 11lb Braid

Both ends of line tied with 5 turn Uni, braid two turns thorugh hook, mono one turn. Line stressed to 6lb four times and then 8lb 4 times and then stressed at 4oz intervals until breaking.

Gave up at this point. Worth noting that the braid is around 0.35mm against the mono's 0.31.

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Broke at... 8lb 8lb 8lb 8.5lb - - - - - -
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4 Turn Water Knot, no varnish. 8lb Stren Mono, 8lb Kryston Merlin.

Both ends of line tied with 5 turn uni, braid two turns thorugh hook, mono one turn.

Line stressed to 4lb four times and then 6lb 4 times and then stressed at 4oz intervals until breaking.

Test No. # Test #1 Test #2 Test #3 Test #4 Test #5 Test #6 Test #7 Test #8 Average Std. Dev.
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Uni Knot

Double 5 turn Uni. 6lb Stren Mono, 6lb Kryston Silkworm. October 2007

Both ends of line tied with 5 turn Uni, braid two turns through hook, mono one turn. Line stressed to 4lb four times and then 6lb 4 times and then stressed at 4oz intervals until breaking.

Test No. # Test #1 Test #2 Test #3 Test #4 Test #5 Test #6 Test #7 Test #8 Average Std. Dev.
Broke at... 6.5lb 6.5lb 6.75lb 6.5lb 6.75lb 7.25lb - - 6.7lb 0.29
Broke at the... Mono link Braid knot Mono knot Braid knot Mono Knot Braid knot - - - -
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Double 5 turn Uni. 6lb Stren Mono, 6lb Kryston Silkworm, doubled before tying knot. October 2007

Both ends of line tied with 5 turn Uni, two turns through hook, mono one turn. Line stressed to 4lb four times and then 6lb 4 times and then stressed at 4oz intervals until breaking.

Test No. # Test #1 Test #2 Test #3 Test #4 Test #5 - - - Average Std. Dev.
Broke at... 8.0lb 6.0lb 8.0lb 8.5lb 7.0lb - - - - -
Broke at the... Braid link Mono knot Briad knot Mono link Braid knot - - - - -
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Double 5 turn Uni. 8lb Stren Mono, 8lb Kryston Merlin.

Both ends of line tied with 5 turn Uni, braid two turns through hook, mono one turn.

Line stressed to 4lb four times and then 6lb 4 times and then stressed at 4oz intervals until breaking.

Test No. # Test #1 Test #2 Test #3 Test #4 Test #5 Test #6 Test #7 Test #8 Average Std. Dev.
Broke at... 9.75lb 7.75lb 10lb 9.5lb 10lb 10.5lb 9.75lb - - -
Broke at the... Mono knot Mono knot Mono knot Mono link Mono Mono Mono - - -
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Double 5 turn Uni. 8lb Stren Mono, 8lb Kryston Merlin. OCtober 2007

Both ends of line tied with 5 turn Uni, braid two turns through hook, mono one turn. Line stressed to 4lb four times and then 6lb 4 times and then stressed at 4oz intervals until breaking.

Test No. # Test #1 Test #2 Test #3 Test #4 Test #5 Test #6 Test #7 Test #8 Average Std. Dev.
Broke at... 7.75lb 10lb 9.5lb 10lb 10.5lb 9.75lb - - 9.58lb 0.96
Broke at the... Mono knot Mono knot Mono link Mono Mono Mono - - - -
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Loop Knot

5 turn Loop. 6lb Stren Mono, 6lb Kryston Silkworm. October 2007

Both ends of line tied with 5 turn Uni, two turns through hook, mono one turn. Line stressed to 2lb four times and then 4lb 4 times and then stressed at 4oz intervals until breaking.

Test No. # Test #1 Test #2 Test #3 Test #4 Test #5 Test #6 Test #7 - Average Std. Dev.
Broke at... 9.0lb 8.5lb 8.5lb 8.5lb 8.25lb 7.75lb 8.0lb - 8.36lb 0.40
Broke at the... Braid link Braid link Braid knot Braid knot Braid knot Mono Link Braid Link - - -
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5 turn Loop. 8lb Stren Mono, 8lb Kryston Merlin. October 2007

Both ends of line tied with 5 turn Uni, two turns through hook, mono one turn. Line stressed to 2lb four times and then 4lb 4 times and then stressed at 4oz intervals until breaking.

Test No. # Test #1 Test #2 Test #3 Test #4 Test #5 Test #6 Test #7 Test #8 Average Std. Dev.
Broke at... 10.25lb 10.5lb 10.25lb 10.0lb 10.25lb - - - - -
Broke at the... Mono knot Mono knot Braid knot Mono Link Mono link - - - - -
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