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