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Sokkou Tying Tool.

Sokkou Tying Tool.

There is a new gadget coming your way soon – a tying tool aid called Daiwa Sokkou Knot Tying Tool. It has commanded rage reviews out of Australia and other points east that sports fish.

In our opinion, it’s way over-priced at $30, but we have seen it purchasable online for about $16 with “ouch shipping costs added and no backup information on the provider. Buyer beware.

Mom can do it

Those who crochet, have a mom, sister or brother that does, will recognize the tool and it’s application to tying a “version” (go to YouTube to see the difference) of the Seaguar Knot (tippet to leader). A knot so simply tied by hand that one would ask, why bother or why add another gadget to the box? However, if compelled by curiosity, go to  Wally Mart and buy a crochet hook for $2.67, Jo-Ann’s for about $6 (lots of cool tying stuff there) and online at Knitters $3.67. A fly tyers dubbing hook would work in a pinch.

The only disadvantage of not using the Sokkou tool or crochet hook when tying the knot is consumption of more line. You will use more line because your fingers are much thicker than a metal or plastic hook shaft making the three or four wraps.

Common crochet hook. The more expensive crochet hooks have a clasp that flips down from the shaft to close the hooked lines. The benefit? Shown are ALL available online at “Knitters” for $3.67.

Common crochet hook. The more expensive crochet hooks have a clasp that flips down from the shaft to close the hooked lines. The benefit? Shown are ALL available online at “Knitters” for $3.67.

The Seaguar Knot is as simple to tie as an overhand knot

NOTE: Featured Image credit Serial Planet.

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