howto
tieafishingknot
palomar
uni knot

improved
    There is all sorts of different ways to tie a hook on your line, but I'm going to show the most important ones.
These four knots can work for any type of line.
These types only work for traditional ways of fishing, they aren't for fly fishing.
They would probably work for fly fishing but there are better knots for that type of fishing.
There are a lot of different ways to tie a fishing hook, but the first one is my favorite, the palomar knot.                                                    palomar
Palomar                                                                                                                                                    
    One of the easiest knots to tie in my opionion. In order
to tie a Palomar knot you obiously need fishing line. The first step is to double the line so it has a loop. Make the loop 3-4 inches long. Take the loop and pass it through the eye of the hook. Hold the standing line and grab the loop with your free hand and preform a simple over-hand knot. Once you have done that take the loop and pass the hook through it. Pull the tag end and the main line in order to pull the knot tight.      Back to Top
uni knot
Uni Knot
    The next technique is the uni knot. This knot can be a litte difficult to the new angler, but it is effective.
The first step is to run the line through the eye of the hook. Make sure you have plenty of line, at least six inches.
Fold the line so you have two parallel lines and a loop. Grab the end of the line and wrap it around your parallel lines and through the circle six times.
Then, pull the standing line to slide the knot to the hook. Pull until you can't pull anymore, and you should have a good knot.   Back to Top

improved

Improved Clinch Knot
    This knot is simaliar to that of the uni knot.
First step on this knot is to take the main line through the eye of the hook and double back so you take the line through the eye twice.
Then take the tag end and wrap it around the main line five times. Once you have done that you take the tag end and pass it through the loop closest to the hook.
Take the tag end and pass it through the bigger loop you just made.


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