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World's Fair Knot

Welcome to The FinTalk Fishing Knots details page for tying the World's Fair 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. It doesn't matter which knot becomes your favorite knot to use, Worlds Fair Knot, Palomar Knot, or a Fishermens Knot, you should practice it over and over until you can tie it in the dark. 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)

KNOT NAME: World's Fair Knot

Created by Gary L. Martin of Indiana, this knot was selected by a panel of outdoor writers as the best new, easy to tie, all purpose fishing knot from 498 entries in the Du Pont Great Knot Search. Mr. Martin named it the World's Fair Knot because it was first publicly demonstrated by him at the Knoxville 1982 World's Fair.

Fishing Knot Details
Knot Instructions
STEP 1. Double a 6 inch length of line and pass it through the eye of your hook or lure.
STEP 2. Bring the loop back next to the doubled line and grasp the doubled line through the loop.
STEP 3. Put the tag end through the new loop formed by the double line.
STEP 4. Bring the tag end back through the new loop created by step 3.
STEP 5. Pull the tag end snug and slide knot up tight. Clip tag end.
STEP 6. Bait up, catch fish!

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