Making knots is one of the most important things fisherman have to learn in order to make various fishing rigsor moor the boat or to do something else involving the ropes, lines, chains etc.
Fortunately, making knots is like riding a bike - when you learn it, you will never forget it.
Don't know how to tie a hook? Don't worry, make a small longline and you will learn it for a lifetime :o)
Similar is with knots and ropes - some of them should be learned till perfection to be able to make them during night with one hand. On the other hand, some of the knots can be made only using two hands with enough light to see what we are actually doing.
List of most common knots, alphabetical order:
Clove Hitch is one of the more important knots, together with the bowline and the sheet bend. It is secure knot, but it could be better.
Half hitch is a very simple knot, rarely used on its own since it is not a secure knot.
However, it is important part of various reliable hitches and knots. It is one of the most basic knots and one should really learn how to tie it, even with closed eyes.
It is also known as becket bend, weaver's knot or as weaver's hitch.