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Offshore Swivel Knot

Welcome to The FinTalk Fishing Knots details page for tying the Offshore Swivel 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 line to your fishing reel? How about tying two pieces of line together so that it is strong? If you have then you need to 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 nicely illustrated by master angler Geoff Wilson. To read information for the knot on this page and many other useful knots and rigs we certainly 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)


Offshore Swivel Knot


The Offshore Swivel Knot is exceptionally strong - if one strand breaks, the other will probably hold regardless of the amount of stress on the knot! Often used in conjunction with a Bimini Twist Knot, it can also be used to attach a hook.


Commonly used by offshore fishermen to secure large swivels to heavy fishing line. However, it is also useful for tying lighter mono to a hook eye or the split ring of a lure. Moistening the knot wraps with saliva helps to tighten heavy, big-game line.

Fishing Knot Details
Knot Instructions
1 Form a section of double line using a Bimini Twist or Spider Hitch and insert the loop through one eye of the swivel.
2 Bring the end of the loop back and pinch it to the standing part of the doubled line.
3 Pass the swivel through both loops.
4 Continue passing the swivel through both loops six or seven times.
5 Grasp the swivel with pliers and begin tightening the knot by pulling on both standing parts of the doubled line with even tension. As the knot begins to tighten, push the wraps of the knot against the swivel with your fingers.
6 The completed knot.
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