Rohnert Park Fishing Derby

Note: The Fishing Derby is organized by volunteers and supported by generous businesses and individuals in the area.


Helpful tips on knots




A super all-purpose knot that, when tied correctly, consistently breaks at almost 100 percent of line strength.

(1) Thread the line through the hook eye, then back through another time.
Step 1
(2) Wrap the tag end of the line around the main line?five times (turns) for line testing up to 12 pounds, four times for lines testing heavier than 12 pounds.
Step 2
(3) Pass the tag end back through the loops. Then, before cinching the knot, apply a bit of saliva to lubricate the line. Cinch up the knot by applying tension on the main line and the tag end at the same time.
Step 3
(4) With a clippers, trim the tag end, leaving about a 1/4-inch tag beyond the knot.



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