It can be argued that certain knots perform differently under the type of stress and type of waterway. Many fishermen have theories on which knots work best pending the type of species you’re seeking to catch. Some have better cushion for those strenuous fishing battles & some don’t give at all. Some knots just aren’t strong enough and some are too bulky not allowing the lure to swim naturally. Below we will teach you how to tie the Six-Turn San Diego Jam fishing knot.
It also depends on what you’re attaching to the line. You may want a different knot pending whether you’re attaching straight to a lure, a swivel, a liter, etc. Depending on what you’re attaching to – you could argue that a different knot is needed for all attachments.
We’ve fished in many different fresh-water environments & fished for many different species. Based on our fishing experience & after discussing with other fishermen – we’ve concluded that 1 particular knot can generally be used for most environments & species.
If you have not tried out the Six-Turn San Diego Jam knot, now is your chance to learn! It’s fairly simple and can easily be replicated. It should mimic a noose once you’re correctly completed it. Keep in mind – Knots often break because they aren’t firmly and evenly tightened, so lubricate yours with saliva and pull them tight. Also, knots that require multiple turns of line must lie and draw up neatly, without line overlapping where it shouldn’t. See below for directions:
1. Thread the line through the hook eye and double it back 10 inches.
2. Wrap the tag end over itself and the standing line six times, moving toward the hook.
3. Pass the tag end through the first open loop at the hook eye.
4. Thread the tag end through the open loop at the top of the knot.
5. Lubricate and tighten by pulling the tag end and standing line, making sure the coils stay in a spiral
and don’t overlap.
This knot has never failed us and while it’s not everyone’s favorite – many fishermen are aware of how to tie it. So get out there and give it a try! Tied correctly it surely can’t fail you. Let us know your favorite fishing knot! We’d love to hear from you.
Author: Mark Cassady of Backwoods Fishing Guide Service