I've got some pretty good books on knots and braiding, some are usefull and some are just for fun, either way they give you something to learn that can use your hands with and just may come in handy. It always amazes me how few know how to tie any simple knots.
For fishing I only know 3 knots. The shockleader knot, tying 2 different thickness's of lines together; the Palomar knot, great for tying snap swivels to braid; and a very simple and new knot I saw in "Field and Stream", invented by an English fly fisherman for tying a hook to mono. I can do these knots in the windy dark. I'd like to learn the "Bimini Twist" for big heavy game fish (I wish)
I really liked the video's.
I have all sorts of books on knots/lashings, but I have to admit, I am not real good at knots.
This is an area I sometimes forget, how important it could be to be really good at.
Thanks for the reminder.
There is an excellent site called KNOTS BY GROG, animated knots and they will move to show how to do the knot. For all you Guys who battle with this fine art save yourselves those sleepless nights and visit this site.