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Kage

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So, didn't get moved into my new house this weekend sooo instead we went camping at Oxbow Park. Figured i'd get some fishing in while i was there and got my lures stripped off my line instead haha Headed home but finally picked up the Fishing In Oregon book so i'm happy bout that. i think now i need to really learn a good amt of knots as well, and educate myself on habits of the fish here.
 
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Knots are the easy part but depends on your line and what you like. Ask the old guys about fish habits! They have been tossin em on the bank while we were still crawling. What do you mean by your lures were stripped off? I have fished the Sandy before and some of those rocks are mean, they absolutely hate fishing line....
 
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Kage

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The only knots I know at all is a slipknot and the knot I can't remember the name of but it's always printed on the back of the package of hooks. I'm sure I didn't secure a knot and the line basically slipped off the treble I had attached. I might pass on fishin rivers until I can get more learn some solid knots and line setups. The way I would setup my line before is to tie a hook to the end of a line, add a split shot weight a foot or two above it and a be done with it cuz it works in the ocean. I'm new to freshwater fishing so I'm basically crawlin when I really want to be runnin haha
 
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I used to only know one knot. Now I know two or three. Get Bill Herzog's book "Tying Strong Fishing Knots" about $6.00 at the sporting goods stores. It will make you feel like a genius, I guarantee, and you'll have confidence in your knots. At least I can sit and pre-tie as much as possible at home while looking at the pictures. That speeds things up in the field a lot especially for someone like me who needs reading glasses to make a knot anymore.
 
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Kage

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thanx for the advice, i was thinkin of pickin up a book for knots. i seen the links in some threads here for animated knots so i'm gonna use that as a guide and hopefully memorize them. although it would be nice to have a book handy when i'm out and about or get fuzzy tryin to remember.
 
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