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How To Tie Off to a Piling

Essential skills for every angler

October 28, 2016
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Tie Off to a Piling Fishing
Steve Sanford

Securing a line to a piling ­demands a simple, easily released bombproof hitch. The customary spliced loop is useless with tall pilings, and a reliable hitch is the only solution. A double-wrapped line with a locking knot keeps the boat securely fastened and unties easily, even after enduring the tension of holding a large boat to the dock.

See all of our “Essential Skills” here. For starters, see how to remove the hook from a fish the right way.

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