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  • noun a type of bend knot used to join two fine lines. Commonly used with fishing lines. The name comes from the use of a nail, or needle, or similar object as an aid to form the knot correctly.


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  • An important fishing knot used to join two lines of different diameters. It allows for line diameters to diminish down to the fly and is a good method for attaching the leader or tippet to the fly line.

    January 9, 2008