How Often Should You Retie Fishing Knots?

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Fishing knots must be retied while fishing, but how often and when? Here’s all you need to know!

Here's a question I often see on our forums. How often do you retie? Yeah, so for me, it's not a set like, oh, after 50 casts, I retie or anything like that. But a lot of it depends on the cover I'm fishing, but understand a couple things. First of all, the lines that are out today are really high quality than compared to what they were a decade or two ago. So they are a lot, you know, more abrasion-resistant, however, they're not indestructible. So if I'm fishing...or I'm often checking my line, especially when fishing around rocks or my line is coming through thick cover be it wood and even a lot of thick vegetation or flooded bushes, I'm checking the line, like the first two feet of it with my fingers. I'll just feel that to see if I can feel any nicks or anything that seems odd with it, anything that feels wrong. I'm also visually looking at it, make sure that it's in good shape and, especially looking at the knot. If any of that seems out of whack, I retie immediately. I mean, don't leave it up to question. If it doesn't seem right to you, always retie. So I'm retying multiple times a day when I'm fishing.

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