Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

So im out on the lake with no internet service fly fishing for the first time last year and had to retie a leader… I used the nail knot with the help of the straw and the internet at home and I forgot how to tie the darn knot. I tried for about a half an hour and came up with something that was close but get this… EASIER TO TIE! AND NO NAILS OR STRAWS!!. It seems to have the relative same knot strength, but I can tie this knot in the dark. Try it out. I couldn’t find any reference on line close so I called it what I exclaimed at the dock. SCREW THE NAIL KNOT!

i have just found a reference to this knot (NAILLESS NAIL KNOT) i like my name better lol

THE THINNER LINE TO THE LEFT IS THE LEADER...

Views: 1249

Replies to This Discussion

Ken;; in my trade we use to call that one a surgeons knot.  winter time is also a good time to learn knots.  check out knot wars!!

i disagree look closer... the leader knot is the only tag involved in the knot ... the fly line is under compression.. and is not used in the knot construction at all... just like the nail knot the fly line is not used at all in the tie. you would never use a surgeons knot to tie leader to fly line. the fly line is to thick.

however im still looking

here is a closer look at the final knot with braid... looks like a nail knot when done

it is tied very similar to one of the many ways to tie a slip bobber knot...

Yes, it's very much like it

a good knot carl,use it to attach tippet.i always have a loop end on my flyline as i had nail knots come loose.i think a nail knot with the straw is the one i use to make bobber stops

Found it.....

Wheres the nail?

I've got a little tool made just for this, although I'm not sure where I put it.
Once I learned about no knot eyelets and knotless leader connections, I never looked back.
I've yet to use the tool.

i used  use that method but it can come off the end of the fly line.especially with braid as it slips and will cut into the fly line.they make add on loops that are secured with shrink wrap,you can double over the end of the fly line wrap it with tying thread and then shrink wrap it.

if you use this knot with both ends you can make leaders

Twin leaders?

RSS

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
2 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Crappie …..Whole and Filet…..7/3/2022

"Caught yesterday….cooked today……..taste great!"
3 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Crappie …..Whole and Filet…..7/3/2022

I’ve been married almost 36 years, one of the things that makes my wife happy…..whole fish and…
4 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
11 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Bluegill X Pumpkinseed Cross…….7/2/2022

Pumpkingill…….body of a bluegill with the mottling in the cheeks but it’s not turquoise on the…
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Fresh Local White Shrimp……7/2/2022

Butterflied, dusted with corn flour and flash fried in peanut oil……served on a bed of romaine with…
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Crappie Against the Marsh Backdrop…..7/2/2022

Chartreuse jigs tipped with a live minnow…
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Woke up to Tropical Storm Colin turning off the upper South Carolina coast…..by mid morning we had the first feeder band with 30 Crappie"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Beautiful Ten Inch Class Coppernose….6/30/2022

"Thanks Troy…….have a great weekend!"
Friday
Troy Dorman commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Pretty Banded Coppernose With Grape in His Face….6/30;2022

"Yes sir…..the fire is going down into the peat moss which means it’s burning under…"
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Guardian Mallard Hen Getting Between the Boat and Her Nine Ducklings….6/30/2022

She would have flown anytime before but not with her little ones…
Friday
Mikey-D commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Pretty Banded Coppernose With Grape in His Face….6/30;2022

"You are one gill catching dude those are awesome pretty fish are you battling that smoke as well as…"
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Friday

© 2022   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service