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
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
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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.
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 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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