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How To Tie The Snell Knot

How To Tie The Snell Knot

In the latest of his nifty knot tutorials Neil Mackellow looks at uses for the Snell knot, before carefully guiding us through a set of easy steps to forming this superb hook-to-mono connection.

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How To Tie The Spider Hitch Knot

How To Tie The Spider Hitch Knot

Knot-tying buff Neil Mackellow insists that every angler should have at least one tidy 'power' knot up their sleeve, and cites the tough spider hitch as a winner. Anyone can tie this handy knot in just a few seconds and Big Mac shows you how in simple easy-to-follow-steps.

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How to make bristle boom rigs

How to make bristle boom rigs

Bristle or Matchstick booms, as they are also known, provide an excellent means of keeping multi-hook, light line beach and boat rigs tangle free says Dave Proudfoot. Here he reveals the rig-building tricks necessary to make the most of these handy lengths of inexpensive plastic.
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How To Tie The Leader Knot

How To Tie The Leader Knot

"How do I tie a basic shore fishing leader knot?" is one of the most common questions that former World Champion caster Neil Mackellow is asked. Follow Neil's simple step-by-step instructions and it is a question that you'll never need to ask again.

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How To Tie The Grinner Knot

How To Tie The Grinner Knot

Renowned caster and angler Neil Mackellow explains the tying of his favourite knots in the first of this occasional series.

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Perfect Spooling

Perfect Spooling

Correctly judging the amount of expensive braided line required to fill a reel is a source of frustration for a huge number of anglers, but you don't have to be a magician to call this right. There is in fact a very simple way to get it spot on every time, as Dave Proudfoot shows here...
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