Tying Knots - The Click by Ken Collins - May 14, 2016
Here is the most incredible knot I have ever come across. A client taught me this knot many years ago. I have used it faithfully ever since. I actually call it the Guide knot now because it is so important to my days fishing with clients.
Here is the only 100 percent knot that actually tells you it is tied properly with an audible click sound. How convenient is that - especially for us aging guides and failing eye sights. Not that bad.... yet..... a slight exaggeration... but you get my drift I am sure.
Tying Knots - The Click Steps
Step 1- Tippet end through eye of hook Thread tippet through eye of the hook and continue to pull 5 inches of extra tippet through.
Step 2 - Make a loop While holding onto eye of hook and not letting tippet move - Make a loop that runs parallel to tippet and sits directly above the eye of the hook.
Step 3 - Twisting loop Make sure to turn only the loop 3 exact turns around the main length of tippet that comes from your leader.
Step 4 - Tippet end through loop Do not let anything un twist but know thread tippet end through remainder of loop
Step 5 - Knots new position Your knot body should be loose and sitting 1 inch away from eye of hook
Step 6 - Tightening of knot Keep hold of the hook (carefully of course). Keep pulling tippet and main part of tippet until knot area snugs up around the main strand of tippet.
Step 7 - Snug Knot to hook With steady slow pulling action - pull knot until it seats itself against the eye of the hook.
Step 8 - The Click – Part one Crucial stage here. Keep pulling now. Notice the position of tippet end and keep your ears open. The knot click is micro seconds away.
Step 9 - The Click – part two Did you hear it or see the tippet end jump and set itself on a distinct angle from the main tippet. If yes success fish it. If no cut and re tie.