Wire Wind on Leader
The wire wind on Leader allows for loop to loop connections of wire leader to doubles, usually used in light to heavy game fishing situations.
Step 2:Form Tanakas Loop (see Rigging/Game and Sport section for formation steps)
Step 3:Use a paperclip to secure the bunched dacron in place, then insert the wire leader into the short end of the dacron and work it up until the bunched dacron can then be pulled back over the wire leader.
Step 1:Prepare the wire leader by applying flame to the last few centimetres to remove the coating. Saturate the end of the wire with glue and allow the strands to fuse before shaving the strands to a taper using a belt sander or similar device.
Step 4:Trim the frayed ends of the dcaron sleeve.
Step 5:Tie a loop (pull-through) in the finer binding line for later use. Bind tightly over the join between the dacron and the leader making sure you over-bind both sections. After the join is sufficiently bound, over-bind the pull-through for at least one thir
Step 6:Using the pull-through, pull the working end of the binding line back through and underneath the over bound section to secure.
Step 7:Pull the tags tight both ends. Trim both tags short, leaving just the binding over the join.
Step 8:Apply the optional pliable rubber sealant over the binding.
Step 9:The wire wind on leader is complete and ready for use.
Wire Wind on Leader
The wire wind on Leader allows for loop to loop connections of wire leader to doubles, usually used in light to heavy game fishing situations. The formation process requires the attaching of a wire leader to looped dacron. The looped dacron is formed via the creation of Tanakas Loop (see Rigging/Game and Sport section). The leader is then inserted into the dacron, glued and overbound with a fine line at the point of joining between the dacron and leader lines. The binding is best completed with the application of a pliable sealant, although this is optional. A needle, high strength glue, fine line for binding and optional sealant will be required to complete a wire wind on leader. The wire component of the leader is utilised when blue water game fishing for the toothier critters.
Regardless of your situation at some point in your life you’ll encounter a thread, cord or rope knot. Research records of archaeologist J Wymer shows records of knots as far back as 380,000 years ago! Some of these knots are as described, as used then, on this site.
Your life will be made easier and safer with some knowledge of how to tie a knot.
This site holds over 250 different animated knots. That is more than most could be expected to reasonably use. However, the question still remains; for the situation you currently find yourself, which knot should you use?
It is my hope that the animated illustrations provided on this site will assist and encourage you to extend your knot tying skills.
Rope knots can basically be divided into the following groups:
Bends - Joining two lines by intertwining them, without splicing, or sewing.
Hitches - A knot that secures a rope or line to another object.
Stopper – Used to bind strands at the end of a rope to stop fraying or unraveling.
Also formed to stop a rope slipping through a hole or to provide a weight or handhold.
Bindings – Much like hitches. They are used to bind either lines or objects together. Their aim is
to keep objects in place.
Splices – Describes the act of joining the ends, or the end and a standing part, of rope by
interweaving strands. They are not knots in themselves.
Loops – Loops create structures used to tie, or secure, another object or line to another line.
They can be formed at the end or midway a length of rope.
Plaits - Weaving several lines together to form a pattern and a cohesive structure.
Miscellaneous & Decorative – Knots that have decorative, dress or multiple category
The rope knot section of this site is set out with these groups firmly in mind.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew Galwey is the publisher of Australia’s most successful trailer boating publication, Trailerboat Fisherman and Australian Boating, a publication dedicated to the cruiser enthusiast. He developed the Internet site www.marinews.com back in 1996 as a window to pass on some of his skills. Fishing, boating and the art of knot tying are certainly skills he’s mastered well. As a fishing enthusiast, fishing both commercially and recreationally, Andy developed a fascination and skill for the art of knot tying. His 40 years of both working the land and boating has seen those knot tying skills extended way beyond fishing knots and into the world of rope knots as well.
He’s a member of the Pacific Americas Branch of the International Guild of Knot Tyers and encourages anyone with a knot tying interest to visit their website (www.igktpab.org).
Marinews would like to thank Andy for his support and hope you not only learn from this excellent section on knot tying but also get many hours of enjoyment from it.
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