Big Bend Florida
Cable Tie Knot
I use the Cable Tie Knot in several
applications. It works great in 7-strand wire, 49 strand wire
(aircraft cable) and even in your winch cable or winch strap. Iíd
definitely use this knot for temporary fixes on cable and winch
Hereís how: Take the bitter end 2
passes through your hooks eye (keep these loops open)
around the standing end and back through the 2 loops at the hook
eye. Tighten. Also shown is winch strap tied with the same
knot. Multi-strand insulated wire used to tie these knots
Quick Release Anchor Knot
If you fish in an area where anchoring
is a little hazardous, or when you fish for large and strong fish and
need to follow them in a hurry, this is a knot you need to know.
In the illustrations below, the anchor
will be at the eye splice and there will be a float on the other end
of the line. It was raining this morning so I had to improvise for
the illustration. The PVC pipe hanger serves as a bow eye for
illustration purposes. I shot the pics in
Here is how to tie the QUICK RELEASE
First, grasp the anchor line and pass it
doubled through the bow eye as shown below.
Next, grasp the line on the other side
of the bow eye and double it then pass it through the loop formed in
the previous step.
The QUICK RELEASE KNOT is completely
tied in the above step. The pic below
shows the knot cinched up but not completely tightened.
The loose line in the foreground has a
float on the top end. By pulling on the float end, the knot unties
and you can get away from your anchor in an instant.