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Knot placement on round split rings

Posted By: BoneFrog

Knot placement on round split rings - 04/27/21 11:39 PM

I’ve been tying knots to round split rings on baits for years and have always wondered if the placement of the knot matters. Does anyone intentionally move the knot to where the ring ends? Does it end up there anyway? I like the oval designs where there’s two wraps of ring at the furthest point of the bait. What’s your take?
Posted By: the skipper

Re: Knot placement on round split rings - 04/27/21 11:45 PM

Always on the opposite side of where the rings open. I have had the line work it's way between the rings and caught it before it worked all the way around. Since then I pay more attention and always put the knot opposite of where the rings open
Posted By: grout-scout

Re: Knot placement on round split rings - 04/28/21 12:13 AM

Supposed to put the knot 90 degrees from the split.
Posted By: pil,b

Re: Knot placement on round split rings - 04/28/21 01:02 AM

I don't use the round ones.
Posted By: Fishspanker

Re: Knot placement on round split rings - 04/28/21 01:03 AM

Originally Posted by grout-scout
Supposed to put the knot 90 degrees from the split.


Only way to tie it to get the bait to track right. Old eyes making it difficult in low light.
Posted By: ezbassin

Re: Knot placement on round split rings - 04/28/21 01:05 AM

I use a snap so it doesn't matter. Never had an issue with using them.
Posted By: SAKS

Re: Knot placement on round split rings - 04/28/21 01:43 AM

Originally Posted by ezbassin
I use a snap so it doesn't matter. Never had an issue with using them.

Same here.
Posted By: BigVes

Re: Knot placement on round split rings - 04/28/21 02:39 AM

I hate round and switched all mine over to oval lol
Posted By: fish hard for fun

Re: Knot placement on round split rings - 04/28/21 02:58 AM

I replace O rings with LUHR-JENSEN duo snaps. Never cared for sharp edges on O rings.
Posted By: bockscar

Re: Knot placement on round split rings - 04/28/21 03:35 AM

Originally Posted by ezbassin
I use a snap so it doesn't matter. Never had an issue with using them.


same here. pline crosslock snaps. cheap and effective
Posted By: bobrfishes

Re: Knot placement on round split rings - 04/28/21 02:22 PM

Speed clips are the way to go
Posted By: ezbassin

Re: Knot placement on round split rings - 04/29/21 11:53 PM

The Norman speed clips work well on small baits and ones without a split ring. I use the standard type clips for larger baits.
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