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Carp Fishing Knots

Knotless knot

Otherwise known as the no-knot, this is often the carp angler's favourite when tying hook links, and possibly the most popular and useful knot in carp fishing. This is the simplest way of tying a rig and incorporating a hair. Used to make a rig to attach boilies to an eyed hook to make a safe and reliable rig that works.

Uses
For creating a hair rig

Line Types
Monofil and braids

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Grinner knot

This knot is a very well known and reliable knot and one of those essential basic knots that will prove useful in a wide variety of carp fishing situations. It is a very reliable knot and should be used if possible in preference to a half blood knot for attaching hooks, swivels and terminal tackle. It maintains a high percentage of the lines strength and should be used for monofilament only. It is not recommended for braided lines. Make sure that once you make enough turns on each side at least 5 to ensure it works effectively.

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Palomar knot

This knot is one of the best known and most useful knots in a carp angler’s armoury and will work equally effectively with braided lines as it does with mono. It is easy to tie and can be used for attaching all kind of terminal tackle. When tied correctly this knot should achieve close to 100% knot strength. Make sure that once you have passed the hook or swivel through the loop that all parts of the knot are drawn down neatly together.

Line Types
Braid or Mono

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Figure of Eight knot

A great connection knot for the end of your hooklink allowing you to use quick links and quick change swivels. It's pretty simple to tie, but make sure you moisten your knot thoroughly.

Uses
Forming loops
Attaching quick links
Situations where you need to change your lonk quickly
Stick and bag fishing

Line Types
Mono

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Leader knot

The Shockleader Knot is used to join a thinner casting line to a much thicker leader line. It makes a neat tapered knot that will cast smoothly and will be unlikely to snag on anything and will cast easily through the rod guides if tied properly The use of a shock leader is essential to minimize break-offs while casting.

Great on a spod setup or for fishing at range, a tapered leader knot lends itself to smoother casting. This is a tricky one to tie, and allows better casting compared to other leader knots

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