|A few friends and I were at a local tackle shop admiring the not so grandma seeker DH series rods. We all agreed we liked the added style of the Turk head knot (at that time, a fancy knot unknown to us non-boy scouts) and added comfort for long reel sessions. I laughed and said I'll just add some to my grandma rods, no sense in buying another.
Well, with little research and a knot encyclopedia, I managed to figure it out.
I practiced once on a 1" dowel and got frustrated working the knot tight.
Gave it another shot last night and it looked awfully perrr'dy once I straightened it out in my palm. Grabbed a DH rod and watched TV for about an hour continually tightening the knot. I figure I went the length of the rope at least 3 times. You have to start at one end and work it all the way around 3 times. My fingers were tired after the second time around. So I have maybe one more time around before tight and set!
I used the wrong grade rope for this, so consider this just practice. Took a few shots to extinguish any doubt.
Now where to find marine grade colored rope!? Ohh, the possibilities.
FWIW this was the most difficult knot I have managed to tie.