…..Or get yourself one of the Daiwa Sokkou knot tying tools!
Despite the fact that you learn to tie these knots in some pretty adverse conditions and rather quickly, they do take time. A couple of weeks ago I started to question whether it was necessary to spend so much time tying these fancy knots when some of the simpler knots used to work just as well. Sure there is probably merit for these knots when fishing heavy line popping for GT’s or jigging for Kings but for the light line fishing I do, I have come to the conclusion that there is probably little breaking strain difference between the knots and the actual leader material I use.
These thoughts progressed onto some conversations and research and I decided to give the Daiwa Sokkou Knot tying tool a go.
If however I need to retie an existing leader which has a lure attached, since the entire leader (lure and all) needs to be pulled through the knot, I have now reverted back to the simple albright knot. No doubling the mainline, no bimini twists. It takes no time at all and has probably caused me less trouble than trying to perfect the slim beauty knot with a doubled mainline.
You can take a look the Sokkou tool and other Daiwa tools here, while there is also a video below taken from Daiwa Australia’s YouTube channel which shows exactly how to tie this knot using the Sokkou tool.