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Set Your Hook: Knots

How to Tie a Snell Knot

The Snell knot allows the leader to be directly tied to a baited hook. It was originally invented for use with eyeless hooks but it is still widely used today. It aligns the fishing line or leader with the shank of the hook.

The Snell knot requires wrapping a loop around the hook. When tightening the knot, hold the turns under your fingers to ensure they snug down neatly.

1. Run the line through the eye of the hook and down the shank. Form a loop behind the eye with the line against the hook shank.

Snell Knot Step 1

2. Pass the tag end around the line and shank and through the loop at least four times. Keep runs in neat row and pull tag end to tighten turns around shank.

Snell Knot Step 2

3. Work all of the turns down the shank to the eye by pulling on the standing line. Pull alternately on tag end and standing line until snug.

Snell Knot Step 3


Set Your Hook: Knots

How to Tie a Palomar Knot

The Palomar knot is used for joining your fishing line to the fish hook. This can be used with single or treble hooks. The Palomar knot is easy to tie correctly, and consistently the strongest knot known to hold terminal (end of line) tackle.

1. Double about 4″ of line and pass the loop through the eye of fishing hook.

2. Let the fishing hook hang loose, and tie an overhand knot in the doubled line. Avoid twisting the lines and do NOT tighten the knot.

3. Pull the loop end of the line far enough to pass it over the hook, swivel or lure. Make sure the loop passes completely over the attachment.

4. Pull both the tag end and the standing line until the knot is tightened. Clip off the tag end of the fishing line.

Set Your Hook: Video

A cinch knot is an important fishing knot. I use it all the time to attach my hook to my leader or my swivel to my line. It’s an easy knot to tie, but it isn’t really easy to explain in pictures or in words. (I know, I’ve tried both!)

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