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    Default Drennan hook tyer

    Only used 3 times ; free to good home!

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    I take it your hook tying didn't go down to well Mike?

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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    Watch the videos on you tube. It takes more than 3 attempts to get it right. Once you crack it it’s easy.

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    Thanks chaps. So far all attempts have been a total failure , not even close!

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    Trying three times doesn't even count as a bit of practice. It's a question of tension. Tension on the line from the spool and of the whipping wraps. Once you have got that sussed you can start thinking about wetting the knot as you pull it tight, the number of turns you use and taking the twist out before pulling tight. It does take time and practice to master. Even when you've been doing it for years, you'll still foul it up once in a while.

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    I have noticed that tension on the line is key. I will persevere'!

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    Ì will have further attempts today using just what I might have on the bank.

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    Default Re: Drennan hook tyer

    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    I have noticed that tension on the line is key. I will persevere'!
    What Sam Vimes says is spot on I hope the Youtube demos show this as you kind of forget you're doing those things when you're actually doing it if that makes sense, it becomes second nature. What I found is to get the right weight on the spool to get good tension but not too tight, the same book comes off the shelf each time as a weight

    Keep trying or should I say keep tying Mike

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    But what do you use on the bank Rob just your knees?

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    Are you trying to tie your hook, on the bank, to the line on a spool of hooklength line? You can do, and grip the spool, as you say, between your knees - or wedge it anywhere convenient!

    Myself, I tie the loop in the hooklength line on the spool, then cut off roughly what I want. Then I'll attach the hooklength, loop to loop, to the mainline, with no hook on. Only then do I tie the hook on the end, and then it becomes easy to hold/tension the line - you just pull, to whatever degree of tension, against the rod tip. I always find it's easier to get a good knot like this than when I'm trying to tie one on a short length with the spool jammed somewhere.

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