Knot Glues

How do the knot glues work? Do they really help keep a knot from slipping?

Knots are an important factor when it comes to effectively fishing.  An improperly tied knot, or a knot that is not well designed, can be extremely detrimental to the fisherman’s cause.  There are several ways to help ensure that a knot will hold, including the use of knot glues (which is the primary function of such a product).  First, lubricating a knot can help it to be more dependable.  This can be done through using silicone, spittle, or water aids.  However, even though this can help a fisherman better close their knot, it is not as desirable of an alternative as knot glue.  Gluing knots with commercial knot glues will make them stronger and ultimately more durable.  It’s important to abide by some basic rules of thumb when using knot glues.  First of all, once you put the glue on the knot, take great care to make sure that you don’t reel the wet glue into the guides and let it sit there.  If you do, the glue will stick to the guides and you will have a mess on your hands.  Instead, it would be best to let the glue set up for about fifteen seconds, then to roll the knot between your fingers.  This technique not only helps the glue dry, it also shapes the knot somewhat to make it pass easier through the guides.  There are many such kinds of glue that are on the market today.  Many fishermen choose to use a simple brand of generic super glue, while others prefer professional grades like PRO’s Soft Bait Glue. 

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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