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Improved Turle Knot

Learn to tie the improved Turle knot. The Turle knot is also known as the Turtle knot and is an easy to tie and widely used fishing knot. One of the major draw backs in the turtle knot is it tends to be weak relative to other knots, the LAST thing you want in a fishing knot.

Welcome to The FinTalk Fishing Knots details page for tying the Improved Turle Knot . Follow the directions step by step and practice tying any particular knot over and over until you have it mastered. Learn it and practice it so when you are faced with changing lures or rigs in the middle of a hot bite you can quickly tie your knot and get your line back in the water. Sometimes the bite is only on for a little while so getting caught up with tying and re-tying rigs can cost valuable fish time. Remember not only should you be able to tie your knot fairly quick but you should be able to tie your fishing knot properly fairly quick. Nothing is worse than having what you know was a big daddy fish and losing him only to wind up your line to see your knot failed. It is enough to ruin your day, especially if the fishing is slow. So enjoy learning to tie these knots and for more detailed instructions check out "Fishing Knots and Rigs' by Geoff Wilson.

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Ever wondered how to tie an improved turle knot, also called the turtle knot? How about how-to properly tie knots on just a few seconds so you don't lose valuable fishing time? If so then take a look at this book "The Complete Book of Fishing Knots & Rigs" written by Geoff Wilson. The book offers an extensive list of knots and rigs which have been brilliantly illustrated by master angler Geoff Wilson. To read information for the knot on this page and many other useful knots and rigs we recommend that you purchase a copy of ' The Complete Book of Fishing Knots & Rigs'

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Butt: The thick part of the leader. The butt of a leader is attached to the fishing line.
Tag or Tag End: The working end, the part of the line where the knot is tied.
Standing Part: The main part of the line that is fixed and under tension. Such as the part of line that is on the reel.
Standing End : The short area at the end of the standing part of the line.
Working End: The part of the line used actively in tying a knot. The opposite of the standing end.
End: A loop is a closed curved line, formed by bringing the tag end back and alongside the standing part, or a knot that creates a loop.
Tippet: The end of a leader to which the lure is attached. The tippet can be the end of a leader or an added line to the end of a leader.
Turns or Wraps: A turn or wrap is one complete revolution of line around another.
Overhand Knot: The foundation for many other knots. (A Granny Knot before it is pulled tight)


Improved Turle Knot


Also known as the Turtle Knot, and Major Turle's Knot, it is simplicity itself to tie, but is one of the weakest knots. It should never be used for light lines, and there are better knots for use with heavy ones.


Exclusively for flies on hooks with up-turned or down-turned eyes, this simple but strong knot will keep the head of the fly in line with the cast, giving a more effective fly presentation.

Fishing Knot Details
Knot Instructions
1. Pass the end of the tippet through the eye of the hook and make two simple loops.
2. Carry the end of the tippet on and make an overhand knot around both loops.
3. Pass both loops over the hook, moisten and then use both parts of the tippet to draw the knot tight, snug against the eye of the hook.
4. Trim off the tag end.

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