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.
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.
"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.
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...