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Friday, January 25, 2008

• Eye Crosser Knot

In January of 2008, I was watching an episode of NAFC Knot Wars on the Versus channel. On occasion, their staff puts various knots to the test and often pits them head to head in a battle of sorts to see which one holds out the longest. The Eye Crosser Knot seemed to have superb breaking strength, but it was a little on the complicated side, so I figured I should learn how to tie it. I suspect that although Knot Wars used two wraps, five or six would improve the strength of the knot. If you were wondering how to tie the Eye Crosser Knot, prepare to have your eyes crossed. Here you go.

Run the line through the hook eye twice
Run the line back up parallel to the main line
Turn back towards eye
Tag end around the two parallel lines two times
Wet the knot and tighten down
Optional: Tie an overhand knot to secure and prevent slipping

"Knot Wars: Eye Crosser Knot." North American Fisherman Versus. January 25, 2008.


Jim Hull said...

Just wanted to thank you for linking to me. I've just added you to my link list.

I'll be sure to turn all my fishing friends on to your site.

A little politics won't hurt, you've gotta talk about something while you fishing.

Thanks again,

Jim @ Redneck Liberal