Are You Using The Wrong Knot With Your Lure? (Common Lure Mistake!)
Many anglers make this simple (but crucial) mistake…
When you’re using artificial lures, it’s important to work it the correct way to convince a fish to strike.
And one of the things you can do to help yourself work it the correct way is to use the right knot with it.
There are two types of knots when you’re tying on lures:
- Snug knots
- Loop knots
Snug knots are great for lures that you do a constant retrieve with, while loop knots are great for lures that you need to put action on.
In this video, I’m going to go through some of the most popular lures and talk about how to work them and the best knot to tie with them.
Let’s dive in!
The Best Knots For Popular Types Of Lures [VIDEO]
Here are some lures that you would tie a loop knot with:
- Soft plastic jerk shads
- Spook-style topwaters
And here are some lures that you would tie a snug knot with:
- Popper-style topwaters
Now here’s a caveat to the rule above: if a lure has a split ring, then you would tie a snug knot no matter what type of lure it is.
For instance, some spook-style topwater lures come with split rings on the end, so you would tie a snug knot to the split ring because the split ring is already acting like a loop by giving the lure room to move.
Also, another thing to be aware of is that snug knots are stronger than loop knots, so keep that in mind when trying to decide what line size and/or drag setting to use.
If you’re using a lure that requires you to put a lot of action on it, like the paddletail in the picture above, then you’ll want to go with a loop knot.
But if you’re using a lure that already has a lot of action, like a spinnerbait, then you’ll want to go with a snug knot.
Have any questions about which type of knot to tie with each type of lure?
Let me know down in the comments.
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