In this article, you will learn how to knit a knotCarrots, so that it turns out solid, small in size and without any problems passed into the spinning rings. But first let's figure out what exactly it is needed for and how it differs from other nodes.
What is a carrot knot?
The carrot assembly is designed to couple twoSegments of a line or a multicore cord (it is also possible to bind together threads of different materials). Its main feature is the minimum size. With proper binding, the thickness at the junction is only slightly larger than the line or cord (2.5 times approximately). This is an excellent indicator. The carrot assembly easily passes even into small rings on spinning rods, feeder rods and other rods. Plus has almost zero windage and does not collect algae, as well as other debris that the water carries (it collects, of course, but is much smaller than large knots). Well, the most important advantage for which it is worth to learn how to knit a carrot knot is its highest strength. The junction is not weakened, as on many other knots, and will not break at the load (when catching a large fish, with light hooks, when heavy weights are thrown). What is it used for? Most often, carrots are used to tie the fluorocarbon lead to the main spinning cord when catching a cautious predatory fish (especially the perch on silicone and the hobby for bait / wobblers) and for attaching the shock leader to feeder fishing. But this node can be used for other purposes, including not fishing.
Instructions on how to knit a carrot knot
The carrot knot is knit fairly simply and quickly:
- First we make a loop on a leash.
- Then we pass through it the main cord and wrap it around the leash there and back (the number of loops should be the same).
- Once again we pass the cord through the eyelet.
- Tighten the loop.
- We tighten the whole knot.
The diagram clearly shows how this is done. You can print it out and take it with you for the first time to go fishing in case you suddenly forget how to knit (for the first time many people forget). If the scheme you do not understand how to knit a knotCarrot, then we recommend to watch the video, where everything is told and shown in detail. The video does not say, but it's important - the loop should be tied on a leash, not on the cord. The point is that the knot is conical. If you tie the cone in the other direction, then when cast it can hook the ring and break it.
Are there alternatives?
We figured out how to knit a carrot knot. But is he so good and does he have any alternatives? If you watched the video to the end, then you already know that there is. This is the Albright knot, see how to knit in the video below. Many believe that this site is more compact and stronger than carrots, and also a bit simpler. But this is a subjective opinion, each fisherman likes something of his own. There is also one more popular knot for tying leashes out of the fluro and shock-leader. This is the so-called Blood knot. Knit it is quite difficult, it will take a long time to practice, so that it turns out quickly and reliably. But on it the junction is well narrow, so this node often uses fly-fishing. We recommend you try all three nodes, then you can determine which one is most suitable for you.