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The one-cell remaining in my brain warmed up today and I remembered a knot an old catfisherman showed me years ago. I have searched the BOC and so far haven't seen one like it.

Maybe someone can tell me what it's called.

First the leader line is doubled and the end of the loop is inserted into the hook's eye.

http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Hook%201.JPG

Then the line is extended over the hook's point and down below the shank(?).

http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Hook 2.JPG

The line is then twisted one time and brought up over the hook's point.

http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Hook 3.JPG
http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Hook 4.JPG

The line is then twisted once more and brought back over the point to the shank one more time.

http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Hook 5.JPG

The line is then pulled tight and the knot is finished. All force is placed on the shank and not the eye of the hook.

http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Hook 6.JPG

In years past I have used the knot on my jug lines and as far as I know the knot hasn't failed.

Any information will be appreciated.

Bill
 

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if u passed it thru the eye of the hook from the front it would almost look like a snelled hook, and alot easier to tie, thanks!!!!
 

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I've been doing that for years, when putting hooks on loops. It does a good job of distributing the load at the "knot".

And all this time, I thought I'd invented something!:wink:

******* snell works for me.:smile2:
Well, come to think about it...if was just south of Checotah, OK that I first learned about that knot!:roll_eyes:

Maybe you are the one who invented it!!:big_smile:

By the way...last year was the first time in many years that we missed the Checotah Okra Festival!:angry: Maybe this year!

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I was shown that knot years ago by a retired commercial fisherman in La. One thing he told me was to always run the line through from the front of the hook as it helps the hookup ratio.
 

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I was shown that knot years ago by a retired commercial fisherman in La. One thing he told me was to always run the line through from the front of the hook as it helps the hookup ratio.
Patrick, I may have gotten mixed up on the proper way to tie the knot. :eek:oooh:

I'll try running the line through the front of the hook.... heaven knows I need all the help I can get!:big_smile:

Thanks for the tip.
 
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