Fishing Knots

There are several good knots to know when fishing. Below are four of our favorite.

Palomar Knot

Palomar Knot
Palomar Knot (Figure 1)

Here are the steps to tie a Palomar knot (Figure 1):

Step 1: Loop 3 to 4 inches of line and pass loop through hook eye – short end must not pass through the eye.

Step 2: While holding the line and hook eye, grasp loop with free hand and thread an overhand knot.

Step 3: Pass hook through loop and draw line while guiding loop over top of hook eye.

Step 4: Pull short end of line to tighten knot snugly and trim tag.


Improved Clinch Knot

Improved Clinch Knot (Figure 2)
Improved Clinch Knot (Figure 2)

Here are the steps to tie an Improved Clinch Knot (Figure 2):

Step 1: Thrust end of line through eye of hook and double back. Loop around standing part of line 5 to 6 times.

Step 2: Thrust end back up between the eye and the coils then back through the big loop.

Step 3: Pull up tight and trim tag.

Blood Knot

Blood Knot (Figure 3)
Blood Knot (Figure 3)

Here are the steps to tie a Blood Knot (Figure 3):

Step 1: Overlap the ends of your 2 strands that are to be joined and twist one side together about 5 turns and bring through as illustrated.

Step 2: Repeat 5 turns on the other side and bring in through as illustrated.

Step 3: Pull knot together and trim tag.

Double Improved Clinch Knot

Double Improve Clinch Knot (Figure 4)
Double Improve Clinch Knot (Figure 4)

Here are the steps to tie a Double Improved Clinch Knot (Figure 4):

Step 1: Double 6 to 8 inches of your line and pass looped end half way through hook eye.

Step 2: Twist looped end 4 to 6 times around main line.

Step 3: Pass looped end of line through loop which hook is strung, then back up through big loop spanning knot.

Step 4: Pull up knot slowly until tight. Trim tags near hook and single-end at top of knot.

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