Bob McNally’s Complete Book of Fishermen’s Knots, Fishing Rigs and How to Use Them
Knots hold the dubious honor of being the potentially weakest link in your tackle. There are few moments in angling as deflating as discovering the small pigtail of curled line and vanished hook that signals the failed knot that caused the loss of a good fish. Knots can cut themselves into nonexistence, too, so that we may at first blame line or leader rather than ourselves in choosing the wrong knot for a particular purpose of erring in some step while making the tie.
Frustrating as they can be, it is impossible to get along without knots. To further compound the situation, in order to enjoy the angling world's amazingly varied opportunities with different kinds of tackle, one truly needs a good repertoire of knots.
Few anglers have the good fortune to savor as many forms of sport fishing with the regularity enjoyed by author Bob McNally. His worldwide travel has resulted in continued use of the simplest to the most exotic constructions of terminal tackle. They are second nature to him, and therefore he is the natural choice to produce a book that describes the detail how to tie knots, and which to use under varying angling conditions and styles. Whether you need a refresher or a complete foundation in the building of a knot you've never tied, you're sure to find it in these pages.
More than showing how to tie virtually any knot you'll ever need in clear descriptions and illustrations, McNally's also covers why various ties work with different materials, and how to use knots for building connections for myriad fishing assignments.