Nice mess of fish and looks like a fun trip out... BTW what knot are you tying to allow that jig to move freely... Non cinched and all... Thanks
Thanks! Yes, we had a good time.
It is a simple overhand loop knot.
Love it. Easy to tie, strong and lets the jig 'swim' horizontal like a minnow.
Also, will hold any big fish and not break. If you ever get hung and pull your hardest, it will not give at the knot.
Get the knot fairly close to the eye of the hook so it will not get hung up on the jig or the hook.
Run your line through the hook eye and make a loop with the two lines. Then put the hook/jig through that loop. Let the loop lay on the eye of the jig as you cinch it up fairly closely to the hook eye. (Kinda hard to write how to tie a knot.)
I started using about 20+ years ago. Learned it at a Barlow's Tackle Shop crappie seminar. I used to really like those... back in the day! lol
Before that, it was very frustrating and time consuming readjusting the clinch knot so the jig would 'swim' and hang horizontal instead of at an angle.