When you are searching for fishing lure supplies, it is important to have the tools needed to tie a good knot, in order to keep from losing your fishing lure. Your fishing line quality can play a part because poor quality lines don’t knot properly when you want them to during knot-tying and can knot up when you don’t want them to, such as during a cast or retrieve. A good pair of needle nose pliers and pair of clippers can help you tie a knot that will hold and not come loose. Good quality swivels can help you tie fewer knots, while allowing for a quick change of your fishing lure.
Technique is an important factor, besides having the proper fishing lure supplies to accomplish the task. The best way to tie on a fishing lure is to use a clinch or “Trilene” knot, so it doesn’t come loose and allows for the best movement or lure action. It is known as a “Trilene” knot because the line-maker was the first to recommend this particular knot as the strongest way to keep your hook on the line. There are some people that tie the lure on directly because it offers more natural movement, but if you are a beginner, using a swivel keeps you from tying so many clinch knots, until you become more proficient at it. Practice makes perfect, but it is fairly simple to do with minimal fishing lure supplies necessary.
To accomplish this, thread your fishing line through the eye of the swivel or lure, passing through about three or four inches, to work with. Take this extra line and wrap it around the line on the other side of the eye, about five times, making sure the loops don’t overlap each other and they are uniform in size. Take the end of the wrapping line and stick it through the loop that is closest to the eye of your swivel or fishing lure and then loop it back through the larger loop you just created. You can now pull tightly on the end, while pushing the five wrapped loops towards the eye of the swivel or lure, with your other hand.
You should have some excess line left over after you have “clinched” the knot, which is why you will need the clippers or needle nose pliers. Just be sure you leave a nub on the excess line, to keep the knot from becoming un-tied. Other fishing lure supplies you might need could be a hand-held magnifying glass or reading glasses, if you have a hard time “threading” fine line through the eye. The finer the line, the more difficult this part of the task can be and getting the excess line looped back through properly can take some practice, as well.
Just remember that tying the proper knot is an important part of landing the big fish that are likely to put it to the test. It is also an important part of keeping your favorite fishing lure in the tackle box, so make sure you have the fishing lure supplies you will need to tie the best knot possible, which is the clinch or “Trilene” knot.