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Welcome to The FinTalk Fishing Knots details page for tying the Pitzen Knot. Follow the directions step by step and practice tying the Pitzen 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 a Pitzen knot? Have you ever heard of the Pitzen knot? How about how-to tie a Bimini Twist or offshore swivel knot? If you have then take a look at this knot tying book written and illustrated by top professional angler Mr. Geoff Wilson, "The Complete Book of Fishing Knots & Rigs". The book offers a nice long list of knots and rigs which have been brilliantly illustrated. To read information for the knot on this page and many other useful fly fishing or saltwater fishing knots and rigs we definitely recommend that you purchase a copy of ' The Complete Book of Fishing Knots & Rigs'

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   KNOT TERMINOLOGY

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)

KNOT NAME:

Pitzen Knot

KNOT DESCRIPTION:

The Pitzen knot, invented by Edgar Pitzenbauer of Germany is easy to tie with a little practice, and results in a knot the retains 95-100% of the tippet's rated strength as opposed to 65% for a Clinch knot. The Pitzen knot is also smaller by about 40%.

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Knot Instructions
Step 1. Feed tag end through hook eye and bring back up along standing line, making sure that the tag end crosses behind standing line. Keep this crossover pinched between thumb and index finger.
Step 2. Wrap tag end around the double line, moving toward hook eye.
Step 3. Make 2 more wraps for a total of 3.
Step 4. Bring tag end back up through the first loop that was formed when first wrap was made.
Step 5. Moisten knot and snug lightly by pulling on tag end. Draw knot down to hook eye by pulling the main standing line and holding the hook. When this knot is tied and tightened correctly, a click or "pop" will be felt.
Step 6. Finished knot. Trim tag end to complete.
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