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"Grog" (Alan Grogono)

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New Animated Knots
« on: July 30, 2005, 05:52:29 AM »
A few weeks ago I announced on this forum the addition of climbing knots to my animated knots website. I received much critical and valuable feedback from you all.   Many thanks!

I am now announcing the addition of Animated Fishing Knots and request similar expert comments and advice about:

To save you the trouble of asking: no, I am not a fisherman myself,  which is one of the reasons I am very keen to receive your input.

Thank you and best wishes,  Grog


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Re: New Animated Knots
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2005, 10:15:04 PM »
I'm sorry to say that when I clicked on a knot heading, the page took so long to load, I gave up.
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Re: New Animated Knots
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2005, 10:32:14 PM »
Hi Roo, It is usually my problem... dial-up and a slow one at that.  Give Alan's site another shot sometime.. I am really enjoying it! ;)


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Re: New Animated Knots
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2005, 01:17:05 AM »
hello Grog...
...the pages loaded instantly for me...excellent
graphics...i don't do the snell like your instructions
but there are no doubt several ways to snell a hook
...the instructions i use are in almost any tide book...
...i have a new fly rod and i'll be using those knots!... might post the is a great fishing knot!..

..sorry...i see you have the uni-knot....i make 2 wraps
around the hook eye...
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Re: New Animated Knots
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2005, 09:42:31 PM »
Hi Alan,  ;D

Your site is really superb and your animations of knot's pictures are perfect!  8)

I lilke it. :D

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Re: New Animated Knots
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2005, 04:50:22 AM »
Hi, Alan.  Below are a few comments on the angling knots.

1) The Palomar knot has been presented in three forms:
<a> as you've shown, with the bight end around the hook;
<b> as Sosin & Kreh specifiy, with this bight slid back around
the knot body;
<c> as Budworth has shown, with the bight up around the SPart
(sort of Pile-hitch-like).
I'd go with <b>, as those guys actually fish(ed).

2) You show the Blood knot in what Barnes calls "outcoil" form,
and it is best shown (and tied) incoil--the wraps beginning at
each end and working towards the tuck in the center
--which in any case IS the form that the knot will assume under
tensioning, in common materials used in angling.

3) To assert that "The Double Surgeon's Knot can only be tied ..."
is going too far:  any knot can be tied with ends, though in this
case, with fiddly fine & springy fishline it would be a bother.
Better is "The <DSK> is tied with ... , as the ... IS passed ..."

4) It seems that the material you've used is chosen for presentation
aspects (distinct colors!), but isn't so much like common angling
materials.  Thus, some of (most of ... ?) your knots aren't set in the
form one should expect in the field--e.g., the Dble.Surg. Loop
should be symmetric, with the extra turn spilling into a lone wrap
around the knot body (as in the Grapevine, Strangle).
You might be able to coerce such forms in your material?!

<5>  Now, as for what actually happens with the Uni Knot,
I"m still unsure--it is a form of multi-overhand, but ... .



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Re: New Animated Knots
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2007, 03:18:20 PM »
This site is great even for slow learners like me, I can follow these directions  ;)
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