guido4198 wrote: »
When you buy a new lure that has a small split ring on the nose loop....do you tie to the split ring, or remove it and just tie a loop knot directly to the loop on the nose of the lure...??????????
Moondawg wrote: »
There's really no reason to have a split ring at the nose eye hook unless you intend on adding a swivel.
Idlewilde wrote: »
Sure there is, or the manufacturer would not spend the extra time and money to put a split ring there. Some lures come with a split ring and some do not. The purpose of installing a split ring on some lures is that it allows the lure to work properly once it is being moved through the water.
Lunch Money Surf wrote: »
My guess is they put them on there because most folks don't tie loop knots. And a lure with a cinch knot tied to a split ring would presumably work better than a cinch knot tied to the eye.
I remove them and tie loop knots to the eye.
Gamekilla wrote: »
That is the best knot I have ever used but should it be the only knot I use for a line to hook connection? Once I learned this knot I have not used any other, am I wrong for doing so?
Permit Rat wrote: »
NO.....There are hundreds of knots and most guides and captains and ardent fishermen know how to tie scores of them. But if a poll is taken (and it has been) you will find that most of these people use 5-7 knots on a regular basis....and 2-3 of those are for specific circumstances.
The best loop knot for you is the one you can tie perfectly and quickly every time you need it, and you use it with confidence. It may not be the same knot that the guy next to you is using, but this does not make either of you wrong.