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Straight Shanks And Snell Knots


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#16 Teal

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Posted February 08 2013 - 11:07 AM

Ive been practicing the knot (actully the same waay that Tosh showed, only i use 6 wraps) with a piece of flouro and i have yanked on it pretty hard and it holds good.

I figured that more wraps wont hurt. 3 wraps may work, but i felt better about 6.

#17 Felix77

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Posted February 09 2013 - 10:30 PM

This is the modified snell that I personally use.. Skip to 1:20 to by pass him pushing his products if you wish. 

 

 

Great video ... the easiest snell I have seen thus far.  One question.  It looked like the wraps happened above the keeper but the knot ended up below the keeper.  Did I see that wrong?

 

I thought you were supposed to move the knot above the keeper and then tighten.


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#18 mnbassman23

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Posted February 10 2013 - 11:17 PM

Great video ... the easiest snell I have seen thus far.  One question.  It looked like the wraps happened above the keeper but the knot ended up below the keeper.  Did I see that wrong?

 

I thought you were supposed to move the knot above the keeper and then tighten.

You're right it is suppose to be above the keeper. I'm pretty sure he has it above the keeper, it's kinda hard to see in the video though.  



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Posted February 11 2013 - 08:14 AM

Do you use asnell with a Texas rig? Seems that the weight and rod action would make the plastic dance, maybe to much??

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#20 Felix77

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Posted February 11 2013 - 10:18 AM

The only time I know I would avoid this knot is with weightless presentations.

 

Otherwise I honestly don't see why not.  It's one of those try it and see for yourself moments in

fishing.  It may give you the action you need on certain days.

 

I know I am going to tinker with it.


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#21 Darren.

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Posted February 11 2013 - 10:53 AM

The only time I know I would avoid this knot is with weightless presentations.

 

Curious. Why would you avoid it on weightless? I use it all the time. Are you not referring to weightless TX rigs, wacky, etc.?


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Posted February 11 2013 - 11:06 AM

Anytime I am using a straight shank hook, I snell it. Period. No matter the bait, line, or size hook. It's fast and easy to tie, and VERY secure.

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Posted February 11 2013 - 06:16 PM

The only time I know I would avoid this knot is with weightless presentations.

 

Otherwise I honestly don't see why not.  It's one of those try it and see for yourself moments in

fishing.  It may give you the action you need on certain days.

 

I know I am going to tinker with it.

 

Agree, something you need to try and see for yourself. For me I prefer bait to more straight majority of the time. Depending on the weight and bait, it moves unnaturally.



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Posted February 12 2013 - 08:52 AM

I snelled a drop shot hook the other day, it seemed like its perfect for that also.