Atomic Chodda Hook Links Step 1
First off, take your Chodda hook and 20lb Chod Link Filament and pass the line through the eye of the hook as you normally would.
Atomic Chodda Hook Links Step 2
Now make a big loop, large enough to get two fingers through
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Like so
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Put the loop under tension and then by twiddling your fingers, begin to whip the bottom section of the Chod Link Filament loop around the hooks shank, at the same time trapping both the top two pieces of Chod Link.
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Whip over the Chod Link and shank as shown at the same time as keeping everything tight.
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It is all in the twiddling of the fingers, this is where a lot of people have problems, but once mastered it is really easy. I have tried to keep the turns loose so you can see them more easily, but you want to keep them tight.
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I usually go for seven turns.
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Keeping the loop tight with my big finger, I then trap the knot turns between finger and thumb and then begin to tighten the knot by pulling the opposite end with the Chod Link spool still attached. This is done downwards as shown in the next picture, as I think this helps reduce damage to the Chod Link Filament. Obviously the knot is first wetted before any tightening.
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As you can see, I am tightening with my left hand and rather than pulling the knot tight in line with the hooks shank which creates a sort of S bend where the Chod Link Filament travels through the hooks eye, I am instead tightening with a gentle downwards pull and this seems to create a kinder, less damaging angle on the Chod Link Filament.
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Obviously as you tighten, the loop will become smaller. To avoid the loop from twisting round on itself, it is best to keep your finger in the loop right until the very last moment as shown here.
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Next bit is pretty important as well. Rather than risking damage by pulling the knot down to the eye with the Chod Link Filament, I tease the knot down to the eye with my fingernails.
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Once the turns have been slid down to the hooks eye, it is time to tighten fully. This is easiest with a baiting needle.
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Pass a rig ring onto the tag end before you pass it back through the eye of the Chodda hook.
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Blob and then cool with the end of the lighter
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I think the end result is a much neater knot without the last wrap crossing all the turns as it does with a Knotless Knot. As a plus, it is also a tighter, more secure feeling knot. Once the pop-up is tied on, it is easier to twist/set the loop at the correct position and there it stays no matter how far you are casting. The downside: it is definitely more tricky to teach somebody how to tie compared with the Knotless Knot.