The Sheepshank Knot-The sheepshank fishing knot comes in many variations. This fishing knot is extremely useful for shortening a length of rope by pulling on the loops at either end. This fishing knot is also very useful for bypassing any section of line or rope that you may suspect the integrity. The sheepshank knot allows you to remove that portion of the line without the need to cut and splice. The sheepshank fishing knot is only effective when under constant load. This too works as an advantage as you can be sure it will never jam or lock, even after very heavy loading.
The Double Blood Knot-The Double Blood fishing knot is used for joining two lines of similar diameter. It is a common method for attaching monofilament lines of similar diameter and is relatively simple to tie, retaining 70 to 75 per cent line strength. This fishing knot is suitable for lines up to 30kg (65lb) breaking strain, however, the wider the difference in line diameter, the weaker the knot's strength. If one line is slightly thinner, you should increase the number of turns for that thinner line. If the diameter varies even more, double the much thinner line, creating what’s known as the Improved Blood knot Fishing Knot. The Double Blood Fishing knot is a very tidy knot on completion and is therefore very popular. Do not confuse the barrel knot with the Double Blood knot. The Barrel Fishing knot wraps its line towards the centre of the knot, whereas the Double Blood fishing knot wraps away from the centre. The Barrel knot is better suited for lighter lines of less than 4kg.
Quintrex 420 Renegade-The 420 Renegade is the latest release by Quintrex in its great new inshore, no-fuss fishing range. The 420 is available as a tiller steer or side console and is the smallest in the new Renegade range, which has been expanded to include the 440, 460, 490 and 520 models. Don’t be put off by the size of this fishing machine – the Quintrex 420 Renegade provides a surprising amount of internal space and with a beam of 2.06m it can carry up to four adult passengers and fishing gear.
This beamy and stable boat has all the fishing essentials you will need, complete with carpeted casting platforms, two fold-down pedestal seats allowing plenty of room for fishing gear and 360-degree fishablity. Built with 3.00mm plate look bottom and topsides and with a rating of 30-50hp you will be amazed at the versatility of this fishing machine while the tough plates ensure safety. National Quintrex Account Manager, Tony Kokolis, says Quintrex are focusing on providing its customers with top of the range, elementary fishing boats.
“With the size of the beam the Quintrex Boats really impresses with the room and volume it provides and with the inclusion of the live bait tanks and tackle trays you are really getting value for your dollars,” he said.
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