Illawarra Flyfishers Club



Knot Tests

 

By Peter Harding and Andrew Susani

Below are a bunch of graphs and results from some knot tests organised by Peter Harding, and conducted by members of the Illawarra Flyfishers and Southern Bass fishing clubs.

Click on the small graphs below to view the larger graph in a new window, or download the complete Knot Tests Excel file here.




KNOT Direct to hook - using 4.5kg Silstar Tested Quality monofilament

Knot by Knot type Breaking force (kg)
John Pickering Blood Knot unlocked 3.8
Tim Arkel Blood Knot unlocked 2.95
Steve Mayber Blood Knot unlocked 3.45
Ron Williams Blood Knot unlocked 2.2
Leo Harding Blood Knot unlocked 3.9
Peter Harding Clinch 3.35
Glen Southwell Half Blood Knot 1.7
Roger Woodward Lefty knot 2
Reg Wilson Locked Blood Knot 2.75
Peter Hanson Locked Blood Knot 3.55
Peter Hanson Locked Blood Knot 3.4
Bill Berry Locked Half Blood Knot 2.95
Kerry Nicols Locked Half Blood Knot 4.5
Kerry Nicols Locked Half Blood Knot 3.7
Ray Ellis Nail Knot 3.5
Steve Chatterton Penny 3.8
Neil Roberson Penny 3
Chris Harding Penny 1.9
Peter Harding Penny 3.6
Peter Harding Penny 3.15
Peter Harding Penny 3.35
Bob Hurt Trilene Knot 3.5
John Pickering Uni 2.15
Chris Harding Uni 2.5
Steve Chatterton Uni 4 wraps 3.9
Steve Chatterton Uni 4 wraps 4.15
Ron Hall Uni 4 wraps 2.3
Chris Harding Uni 4 wraps 2.2
Peter Harding Uni 4 wraps 3.4
Chris Harding Uni 6 wraps 3.2
Eddy Melinz Uni Knot 2.6
 

Other Results

Knot by Knot type Breaking force (kg) Line type
Kerry Nicols Locked Half Blood Knot 3.95 6 Kg Solaroam
Peter Harding Clinch 10.75 15lb Tuff Line


Loop knot to hook

Knot by Knot type Breaking force (kg) Line type
Gavin Ellis Loop Knot (Gavin Ellis) 2.35 4.5kg Silstar tested Quality
Dave Wheeler Loop Knot (Dave Wheeler) 2.95 4.5kg Silstar tested Quality
Paul Harvey Loop Knot (Paul Harvey) 3.7 4.5kg Silstar tested Quality
Peter Harding Harrison's Loop (Peter Harding) 1.5 4.5kg Silstar tested Quality
Ray Ellis Loop Knot (Ray Ellis) 1.9 4.5kg Silstar tested Quality
Peter Harding Rob's Loop Knot (Peter Harding) 2.3 4.5kg Vanish
Peter Harding Harrison's Loop (Peter Harding) 2.3 4.5kg Vanish
Peter Harding Clinch (not a Loop Knot) (Peter Harding) 2.65 4.5kg Vanish
Rob Halley Perfection Loop (Rob Halley) 1.75 4.5kg Vanish
Peter Harding Uni 4 wraps  (Peter Harding) 2.15 4.5kg Vanish
Rob Halley Fixed  Loop Knot (Rob Halley) 2.35 4.5kg Vanish
Rob Halley Rob's Double Loop Knot (Rob Halley) 1.75 4.5kg Vanish
Peter Harding Rob's Double Loop Knot (Peter Harding) 1.75 4.5kg Vanish
Peter Harding Loop Blood Knot (Peter Harding) 2.3 4.5kg Berkley Trimax
Peter Harding Clinch (not a Loop Knot) (Peter Harding) 3.2 4.5kg Nitlon
Peter Harding Variation of Harison Double (Peter Harding) 3.15 4.5kg Nitlon
Peter Harding Harding's Double Loop Knot (Peter Harding) 3.8 4.5kg Nitlon
Peter Harding Harding's Double Loop Knot (Peter Harding) 3.8 4.5kg Nitlon


Line to leader

Knot by Knot type Breaking force (kg) Line type
Rob Halley 8+8 Blood single 1 loop 1.6 4lb Fireline to 10lb Vanish
Peter Harding Twisted Surgeon 15 and 4 1.85 4lb Fireline to 10lb Vanish
Rob Halley 8+8 Blood single 1 loop 1.6 4lb Fireline to 10lb Vanish
Rob Halley 8+8 Blood Double 1 loop 2.4 4lb Fireline to 10lb Vanish
Peter Harding Twisted Surgeon 15 and 4 Single F/line 1.7 4lb Fireline to 10lb Vanish
Peter Harding Twisted Surgeon 13 and 4 Single F/line 1.35 4lb Fireline 12 lb Rio 2x Fluoroflex
Peter Harding Twisted Surgeon 15 and 4 Doubble FL 2.55 4lb Fireline 12 lb Rio 2x Fluoroflex
Peter Harding Twisted Surgeon 13 and 5 Single F/line 1.5 4lb Fireline to 10lb Nitlon
Peter Harding 8+8 Blood Double F/line Double loop knot not going opposite 3.25 4lb Fireline to 10lb Nitlon
Peter Harding 8+8 Blood Double F/line Double loop 2.9 4lb Fireline to 10lb Nitlon
Peter Harding 8+8 Blood Double F/line Double loop 2.4 4lb Fireline to 10lb Nitlon
Peter Harding 8+8 Blood Double F/line Double loop 2.1 4lb Fireline to 10lb Nitlon
Peter Harding 8+8 Blood Double F/line Single loop 2.25 4lb Fireline to 10lb Nitlon
Peter Harding 8+8 Blood Double F/line Single loop 2.1 4lb Fireline to 10lb Nitlon
Peter Harding 8+8 Blood Double F/line Double loop 2.4 4lb Fireline to 10lb Berkley Trimax
Peter Harding Twisted Surgeon 15 and 4 Double FL 2.55 4lb Fireline to 14lb Platil Universal Soft
Peter Harding Twisted Surgeon 15 and 3 2.75 Used 4lb Fireline 12 lb Rio 2x Fluoroflex
Peter Harding Twisted Surgeon 15 and 4 3.2 Used 15lb Spiderwire 12 lb Rio 2x Fluoroflex
Peter Harding 8+8 Blood Single Braid Double loop 3.7 15lb Tuff to 10lb Nitlon
Peter Harding 8+8 Blood Single Braid Double loop 2.7 15lb Spiderwire to 10lb Nitlon
Peter Harding Multiloop uni knot 3.4 4lb Fins to 14lb Platil Universal Soft
Peter Harding 8+8 Blood Double F/line Double loop 3.9 4lb Fins to 14lb Platil Universal Soft
Peter Harding 8+8 Blood Double F/line Double loop 3.85 4lb Fins to 10lb Nitlon
Peter Harding 8+8 Blood Single Braid Double loop 3.6 4lb Fins to 10lb Nitlon
Dean Edwards 30 turn Bimini to 7 turn Albright 3.15 4lb Fins to 10lb Nitlon S/Bass Meeting
Peter Bernhorster Uni 7 turns on gelspun 4 on leader 1.99 4lb Fins to 10lb Nitlon S/Bass Meeting
Peter Harding 8+8 Blood Single Braid Double loop 3.5 4lb Fins to 10lb Nitlon S/Bass Meeting
Brian Blackman Blood Knot 1.94 4lb Fins to 10lb Nitlon S/Bass Meeting
Doug McHardie Uni 6 turns on gelspun 4 on leader 2.81 4lb Fins to 10lb Nitlon S/Bass Meeting
Doug McHardie Uni 6 turns on gelspun 4 on leader 2.3 4lb Fins to 10lb Nitlon S/Bass Meeting


Line break test only

Knot type
Knot by Knot type

Breaking force (kg)

Line type
Line test No Knots 5.58 4lb Fins
Line test No Knots 4.84 4lb Fireline
Line test No Knots 4.25 4lb Fireline
Line test No Knots 4.35 10lb Vanish (4.5kg)
Line test No Knots 4.85 10lb Vanish (4.5kg)
Line test No Knots 4.2 10lb Vanish (4.5kg)
Line test No Knots 3.5 4lb Squidgy Braid