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Animated Fishing Knots App [REVIEW]

Animated Fishing Knots App Review

Animated Fishing Knots App Review

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Animated Fishing Knots is going to ⊗ find a home on the phone of any angler⊗. This app has the ability span all types of fishing with its enormous collection of knots. Its also easy to navigate and work with. I think this plays a huge part it its functionality for any fisherman whether they are running a boat off the continental shelf or if they are on small stream on top of a mountain.

The Animated Fishing Knots app is a great reference in a small package that won’t take up much space on your phone. I think any outdoorsman will appreciate that.

Main Features of Fishing Knots Lite App

⇒ The Animated Fishing Knots App opens with a short page of instructions and a picture of a giant largemouth bass. From there you are greeted with an interface that offers an extensive list of knots. These knots can be sorted in two ways. The first way is by category. The app offers up four distinct categories if you choose this option.

  1. Attach a Hook, Fly or Lure.
  2. Miscellaneous.
  3. Tie Two Lines Together.
  4. Tie a Loop in a Line.

You can also sort these knots by name. This breaks them down in alphabetical order. If you are in search of a knot by name this is the best method to use.

From here you can choose a knot and take two options. Next to each knot there is an INFO button and a PLAY button.

⇒ The INFO button will show the knot in its completed form and give a few words about the knot itself and what its useful for.

⇒ If you choose the PLAY button it will take you to an animation that features how the knot is tied. The animations are short and a little rough to follow. You get an info section and an animated video for every knot in the application.

What I Liked The Most?

Lots of Knots

There is a lot to like about this app. Someone did a lot of work compiling these knots in one place. There are more than a handful of knots that I have never even heard of. This is exciting to a guy like me.

It may be overkill for others but having the right knot for the job is paramount. I find it to be very interesting all the ways that you can utilize these knots.

Unique Categories

What makes this app standout is how it offers the four unique categories of knots. When you are dealing with this many knots and you see them only by name it becomes very hard for you to find the knot you need. In most cases you will be unsure of the name or what it does. That being said it is much easier when you break them down into their unique use. If I am looking to attach a fly to a hook I have that category to explore.

When you break something like knots into categories it helps the average person understand what’s possible. It helps them navigate to what they need. While many apps offer a group of knots its rare that you find something that categorizes them for you in a way that makes sense.

⇒ By far the most impressive feature here is not just the categorization but the categories chosen for the user to pick from. Its only four of them but they are the most important four that you could ask for.

What I Liked The Least?

Animation

Unfortunately, for this app I really was not a fan of the animation. I thought that the animations were crude, and some did not even really give enough info to the person tying the knot. Since I have been fishing and tying knots for many years I could follow the animation and see where they were trying to go.

When I thought about the what a beginner would see it concerned me.Some things like twists in lines were shown using a strange hand animation that never really turned a full three hundred and sixty degrees. Instead the hand appeared to simple show the back of the hand and then the palm. I was not a fan of this. For someone who was trying to learn knots I thought it was an ugly way to show knot tying.

The app has a great collection of knots. Its one of the best out there for fishing exclusively. The problem with the app is the animation and that is terrible news because it is the feature of the app. For each knot you will find a great picture of the knot that shows you exactly where you are going. You will also find a great section of information about all the wonderful things this knot can be used for.

Unfortunately, the animations need to be redone to include more detail.

Looking at comparable apps that use live people to tie knots there is really no comparison. The animations of this app really drops it down a level. This app has some serious benefits even without he animations but when you get into complicated looping knots the instruction suddenly becomes necessary.

⇒ The animations are also the only instruction for the knots. There is no step by step written directions. This means that you must really be sure of the animation which is less than helpful.

My Final Take

In the world of fishing knots, diversity should be considered. The Animated Fishing Knots app ♦ offers an incredible array of knots with some essential information and pictures on each. The effective categorization makes it easy for you to fill your need.

The app is small and easy to navigate. Any angler has room to throw this app on their phone and have a resource in the creek or on the ocean.

While the Θ animations are not up to par with other apps you can still get an idea of what is trying to be presented. If you come from a background where knots are part of your life you will have no trouble navigating and executing. If you are a newbie you may have some trouble.

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As a third generation San Diegan, Tom has spent over half a century fishing in saltwater for a wide variety of gamefish species. He began his career as an outdoor writer for San Diego Fishermen Magazine in 1983 with his popular column, The Bayside Angler. EXPERIENCE For well over a decade, HOOKED ON BAJA author, Tom Gatch, has built a solid reputation as one of the foremost writers and blog columnists focusing on saltwater fishing in southern California and Baja. As former Research Editor for Saltwater Directions/Recon Maps & Charts, he has created detailed coastal fishing charts for various popular angling venues around the entire continental United States and Baja California. His ‘South of the Border’ column appeared for over seven years in southern California’s well-read maritime newspaper, The Log, and his informative articles on saltwater fishing have been published in such popular periodicals as Sport Fishing Magazine and Big Game Fishing Journal.. Tom’s regular blog postings on the Baja.com, San Diego Reader and Baja Bound Websites continue to offer an ongoing resource for those who love and pursue the sport of saltwater angling.

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