Set the Net

Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

5 thoughts on “Hanging the Corkline, a video clip.

  1. Sven says:

    I’ve seen a hanging bench similar to yours in the past and would like to build one for myself. I’ve also seen one where the front post is stationary and the rear post is adjustable by loosening and tightening a nut and bolt through a slot on the side of the bench. I also noticed you tie your knots similar to how my Uncle tied his, but differently from how I tie mine – after picking up the webbing and the first wrap around the line (float or lead) I throw a loop and wrap twice more, first behind the hanging twine then in front, then tighten and set. It’s a little more time consuming but that’s how I was taught to hang the net. Great video, thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. SusieBrito says:

      Thank you for the comment Sven, I have seen several types of benches but this one seems to suit me best, I like having the forward post adjustable with the post used for tying off on stationary as I tend to really put a lot of pressure on it. I have even seen people hang nets while standing up though I have to imagine that is much harder on the body after a while.
      I think we may actually be tying the same knot… I loop the line around the spike on the rear post, lift it off for placement of the knot, throw a loop forward of the spike, then thread the needle through it twice around the line catching the spike with one loop pull the knot tight on the line and spike, then “snap” it off. I have been taught two other knots to hang by, with people citing their various attributes, but I like the one I use as I can tie it quickly, tightly and find that it doesn’t slip on the line later.

  2. sam says:

    Well made video, thanks. The bench you use is pretty handy and looks easy enough to build, but I can not see clearly what is on top of the 2×4’s? almost looks like a simple nail on one end? can you send me a close up photo? I been reasearching on how to hang my own net for the next season, maybe a 150 footer something inbetween. thanks again

    1. SusieBrito says:

      I can take an up close photo for you and give dimensions in August unfortunately I’m away from home currently. To create the peg to hang off of it is a nail driven into the 2×4 then I clipped the head off and filed it smooth. The other end is a long piece of threaded pipe split to hold the line and filed smooth this us held in place by two nuts making it adjustable.

      1. sam says:

        Thanks that’ll work I can wait. its a great video you got there and the knot is clearly seen and understood by myself anyways. trying to picture the split pipe with the treads but I can wait for the picture. thanks again

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