The Angler’s Ace blood knot tool was invented by Charlie Howell, an avid fisherman, and hunter. The idea of a blood knot tool came to Charlie when a good friend of his named Paul visited their home in Montana.
While fishing with Paul, an older guy with thicker fingers, tried to tie a blood knot with monofilament. He had limited dexterity, so he struggled with the knot. Charlie said, “the whole process went on for quite some time.”
He began to think that there had to be a better way than just using your hands. Maybe there was a tool on the market that could help. He looked online at several different options and ended up buying them all. He tried each one with little success and efficiency.
He thought maybe it would be a good idea for his wife to try the tools out as well. She grew up in Montana fishing and thought she might have better luck with the other blood knot tools since her fingers were smaller. However, she couldn’t figure out the tools and their instructions either.
Charlie then started to wonder if he could invent a tool that would be better. Anglers Ace blood knot tool was born. It started out with the disk separate from the card part. When he figured out that his invention worked, he asked his son-in-law to look at it. He suggested that the blood knot tool would be better in one piece. So that’s what Charlie set out to do, creating a blood knot tool that encompassed both the disc and card parts.
Soon after using the tool for a while with blood knots, Charlie discovered that it worked well for making your own tapered leaders. The blood knot tool can tie all kinds of fishing line without kinking it, even the tippet.
To read more about how the tool works visit our instructions page.