WATERSIDE DIARY The Clinch Knot The Chod Carp Rig The Figure of 8-Knot The 360   Carp Rig The Four Turn Blood Knot The Knotless Hair Rig Knot Line to Spade End Hook Knot Fixing Line to Fix Spool  Knot The Palomar Knot The Simple Eyed Hook Knot The Full Blood Knot The Withy Pool Rig 1.  Bring the free end of the line up through      the eye of the hook. Give yourself about      a foot (30cm) of free line on top to work      with. 2.  Take the free end back, behind and then      under the the straight line. 3.  Bring the free end back over the top to      form a full loop. Keep loops fairly loose      at this point. 4.  Continue looping the free end around the      straight line in the same direction, Form      about four loops. 5.  With the free end coming from the bottom of      a turn, pass it between the hook eye and the      first loop. 6.  Slowly pull out the slack. Then pull tightly     and trim off the end. Remember always to     lubricate a knot (saliva) before making tight. Mainline Weight Sleeves Pop Up 5- Turn Grinner Knot Flexi  Ring Swivel size 11. Rig Stops This Rig allows the hookbait to swivel a full 360 degrees, (Hence its name). 1.  Place swivel through loop. 2.  Form new loop around original      loop. 3.  Take swivel and loop back around      the line to form a new loop and      pass swivel through second loop. 4.  Lubricate line (saliva) and tighten      to form a fixed loop. Pop Up 2mm Rig Ring Stiff Line Flexi Ring Swivel        Size 11. Flexi Beads Kwik change sleeve 1.  Thread the free end through       the eye of the swivel. Twist five       times round the line, then       through the loop holding the         swivel. 2.  Lubricate line (saliva) and      pull tight. A good knot for attaching line to swivel. Open the Bail Arm and  tie the line to the spool with a double slip knot. Knots Rigs o 1. First tie a small loop in the end of your      hook length line, then thread the line      through the back of  your eyed hook. 2.  Pull the hook length through the eye of       the hook until the hair hangs at the desired      length from the bend in the hook. Now hold     the hair securely and begin whipping the      hook length around the hook shank and      hair. The Palomar Knot is easy to tie correctly, and is consistently the strongest knot                                       known to hold terminal tackle. 1.  Double about 4” of line and pass the loop      through the eye of the hook. 2.  Let the hook hang loose, and tie an overhand       knot  in the double line.      Avoid twisting the lines and do NOT tighten the       knot. 3.  Pull the loop end on the line far enough to pass      It over the hook, swivel or lure.      Make sure the loop passes completely over the       attachment. 4.  Pull both the tag end and the standing line until      the knot is tightened. Clip off the tag ends of the       fishing  line. Remember always lubricate knot (saliva) before pulling tight. Thread the line through the eye,  Twist the free end three times  round the main line, up through  the loop holding the hook and  pull down through. Moisten line  and pull tight. A reliable knot for joining Two length`s of line of the Same thickness. Grinner Knot Shrink  Tube Rig Ring Rig Stop Bead Small shot to Critically balance bait Korda Sinker Ring Swivel Main Line Pop-Ups tied on  with Bait Floss Rig Developed by Steve Renyard 1.  Form a loop in the hook-link and      hold it along the hook shaft. 2.  Carefully whip the tag-end of the        hook-link down the shank of the hook. 3.  Whip down six times and pass the       tag-end through the loop. 4.  Lubricate the knot (saliva) and slowly      tighten by pulling on both ends of the       line. And Twisted Figure - of - 8 Knot 1.  Take your mainline and hooklength      and lay them together. 2.  Wrap both lines back around each other      several times by twisting the loop. 3.  Then pass both tag ends back through the      loop, and pull the knot tight. Lubricate       (saliva) line before pulling tight. 4.  Trim off the tag ends. The finished knot       is very small and very strong. A useful knot for attaching hooklength without leaving loops. Knots and Rigs Did you know that you can press the HOME button on your Keyboard  to return to the top of any web page. PVA Funnel Web mesh (Long Chuck). Main Line PVA-Funnel Web     Long Chuck Mix of your choice Pellets/Chopped Boilie`s etc Fine Groundbait Mix Hook Tip, when using PVA-mesh try using a fine groundbait  at the bottom of the mesh, this will not only help to protect  the hook, but create a really  flavoured cloud, to help draw  the fish in, use your own choice of offerings for the main mix. Bait Make the PVA-Mesh approx           2” long Hair Maggot Rig    (using Mono) Thread as many maggots as you require onto a needle. Make up a knotless knot using  a size 10 wide-gap hook, make sure you leave the hair long. Thread maggots from the needle onto hair, then return `mono` hair  back through the eye of the hook, to form a loop. Using a lighter, form a blob on the end of the mono hair to prevent it pulling back through the hook eye.                      Job done. Casters,   This is the chrysalis stage of the maggot, before they develop into flies.                  Tip, to stop them floating, keep them immerse in water, or alternatively keep them sealed in an air                   tight bag. With barbless hooks becoming ever more popular, a good tip to keep live worms from wriggling of the hook is to use a piece of rubber cut from a wide elastic band. Maggots The life cycle of the Fly Fly lays the eggs Eggs hatch as maggots Maggots turn   into casters At the blunt end of the maggot, there are two brown coloured dots these are the breathing tubes, known as the spiracles. At the pointed end of the maggot, there are two black coloured hooks, these are used to hang on, and to help brake down food. Spiracles Maggots Hooks Spiracles,  During  feeding, the maggots head (if required) can remain under a liquid surface, as long as                   the  tale (the blunt end) remains above the surface it can breath through it`s two Spiracles. Start Casters hatch       as Fly Below; A few of the more common Sea Fishing Rigs. Contact:mail@watersidediary.co.uk Waterside Diary Click the Waterside Diary Button to return to the HOME PAGE. ************** ************** ************** ************** ************** ************** ************** ************** ************** ************** ************** ************** ************** ************** ************** ************** ************** ************** ************** ***************************************************************** Scroll down  for more knots.