In a follow up to the first knot post, here’s a short video that demonstrates the importance of being able to tie a knot quickly and easily. The scenario was that I had found myself faced with a shoal of angry GTs and after presenting and getting a solid hookup, I got pulled over a coral ridge and was broken off…
There were however a few Geets and Bluefins hanging around in the turmoil picking off the last of the bait – you can see by the angle of the camera that I was constantly looking up to keep tabs on them. But they were leaving and heading along the grass finger quicker than I could follow. And I still had to get a fly on. The leader was frayed so I ended up tying in a long tag end and because of the need to get the fly out, didn’t cut it off.
I stripped off line, made an average presentation and BANG! A big bluefin snuck in front of the Geet I wanted and the fight on. I was a little disgusted by hey, I actually complain. It was, after all, a sizeable Bluefin!
By the time the Bluefin had been released the last o shoal had moved off.
Its not best quality but it highlights how quickly things can happen and why it is best to know your knots inside out!