Invented by Australian skipper and avid fisherman Captain Scott Walker, it is quite similar to the Yucatan knot. Still, it is tied differently in comparison, even though they are almost identical in appearance. Both compact knots can be used for saltwater fishing.
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Tying the Aussie Quickie Knot
The first step you need to do to make an Aussie quickie knot is to tie a Bimini twist in the main braided line. This will result in a double line loop.
Lay about 6 inches of fluorocarbon leader on the double line.
Wrap the fluoro leader along the double line behind the end of the loop, making sure that you wrap away from it. Make at least 13 wraps.
Grab the tag end and go through the loop. Then pinch it to prevent it from unraveling.
While holding the line steady this way, start pulling on the leader, allowing the tag end to hang free. If done correctly, the coils of the leader will make neat wraps and will leave a tag end out.
Pull both lines hard to tighten the knot and trim as close to the knot as you can to set it firmly. Easy.
- Before tightening the knot at the end, moisten it to ensure it holds fast to the lines.
- Practice the knot at home before heading out for saltwater fishing. Otherwise, you will spend more time trying to tie it than on your hobby, especially with fluorocarbon.
- Australian Braid Knot – This knot is considered to be the strongest when it comes to doubling over a braided line and is useful for making a loop to loop connection.
- Yucatan knot – This fishing knot is preferred for saltwater fishing and is considered to be the most reliable knot for braided and mono line connections.
- Bristol knot – This knot can be used to connect a tippet or shock line to a double line and also passes through guide rods smoothly.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- There is a reason why thy Aussie quickie is preferred by Captain Scott Walker. It can maintain almost all the line strength without unraveling or breaking.
- The Aussie quickie is strong, compact, and easy to tie, which makes it ideal for fishermen who want to catch large saltwater fish.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why do I need to tie a Bimini twist to the Aussie quickie knot?
A: The Bimini twist will allow you to tie the knot to a fluorocarbon leader in seconds.
Q: What is the one downside of this knot?
A: The only issue you will face with this knot is the tag end, which will stick out at a right angle. However, if you trim it as carefully as you can, it should not bother you as much.
Q: What other knots can a fisherman use besides this one?
A: You can use the Yucatan and the Bristol or No Name knot in its place.
Q: Why are braided lines so popular?
A: Braided lines are preferred by fishermen because of their exceptional knot strength and lack of stretch.
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