THE EASY, STRONG AND RELIABLE FISHING KNOT
The half blood knot is a firm favourite with anglers for attaching swivels and hooks to line. This knot is suitable for lines up to 55Lbs but you should remember being a form of strangulation knot, it will weaken the line and this can mean you only have 70% of the lines strength.
Below is how to tie the blood knot in a few simple steps.
Don’t forget to add a bit of spit to lubricate the know, before pulling it tight.
… tight lines FISHIN ADDICT
Ready for the new coarse fishing season?
We are back, baby ….. Monday June 16th sees the start of the 2014/ 15 coarse fishing season on the rivers and streams of England and Wales. The coarse river fishing season begins on June 16; the last day you can fish is March 14. Below is a quick check list to make sure you are ready:
- Join a club / syndicate or select the day ticket water.
- Research on the forums, Google earth maps and the waters own website. Speak to other anglers and the owner.
- How do you get there? Check out your route.
Tight lines… FISHIN ADDICT
New electronic lure may catch too many fish; one state bans it.
A new fishing technology that set a record for catching bass in the U. S. It has out-fished shrimp bait in Washington State and beat top-selling U. S. lures three to one in Florida. The new technology is so effective one state, Wyoming, has banned its use.
The break-through is a tiny, battery-powered electrical system that flashes a blood-red light down a lure’s tail when it moved in water This creates the appearance of a live, bleeding prey and triggers a genetic strike response in fish. Some fishing authorities, like those in Wyoming, think that gives fishermen too much of an advantage.
Three fishermen using a flashing lure in New Mexico caught 650 large-mouth bass in just 25 hours. That’s a bass every seven minutes for each person, and a record for the lake they were fishing. They said the bass struck with such ferocity they hardly lost a strike. In Florida two professionals fished for four hours from the same boat. One used a flashing-red lure; the other used some top-selling U. S. lures. The new, “bleeding” lure caught three times as many fish.
Matthew Butler, Ichthyologist
“Predators – lions, sharks will always go for the most vulnerable prey. Fish are predators, so if a fish sees a smaller fish bleeding, it knows it’s weakened and will strike. There’s a survival program built into predators that says, grab a meal when you can.’
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