Tie-Fast Knot Tyer
Product good, Instructions poor
The knot tyer is small but large enough for my big hand to handle. It's light enough to carry without being in the way or a burden. It's easy enough to use however I havn't figured out all the knots you can tie with it yet. The instructions are poor and confusing. There is only one step by step illustration (nail knot) and that is not very well drawn. Other knots shown, but not step by step, are the gryp-knot (well drawn), splice knot, which I have not been able to figure out yet, and variations of the gryp-knot. The written instructions are a little confusing and without good step by step illustrations you have to work at it inorder to figure the knots out. I would have gladly paid more for better illustrations.
April 7, 2007
So Easy Even I Can Do It
The Gryp knot is so easy to tie with this that I don't care what other knots you can do with it.
I'm a firefighter and I use knots a lot. I can tie and untie some of them behind my back while hopping up and down on one leg. The kind of knots that can save your life.
But that is with big rope! The older I get, itsy bitsy fishing lines give me fits. Not anymore. I can break a line and have another hook on in no time with this tool. It is so easy to do that I bought another just in case I lost or forgot one of my most favorite fishing tools ever.
May 3, 2009
Never Go Fishing Without It
I have been using this tool for many years now starting with fly fishing right up to the present using conventional spin and bait casting gear.
Spent 15 minutes teaching my wife how to tie the gryp knot with several variations and she simply loves it. First thing she checks for before we go fishing is her fishing license and Tie Fast knot tyer. Without either one she simply will not go.
When tied correctly I have never had a knot break off, it has always been the line.
We always have an extra in the fishing vest and tackle box just in case...Give it a try you can't go wrong for the money.
May 12, 2010
Buy two, in case you lose one.
This is an awesome tool. I use it to join fluorocarbon leader to my main line braid. With this tool, I can join these lines 10 times faster than attempting to tie the double uni or other similar line-to-leader knots. I used the nail knot splice for a full year and never had my line break at the knot. The instructions that come with the tool are not helpful. I recommend you watch one of the instructional videos available on the Internet. Happy fishing!
January 3, 2011