How to Put a Hook on a Fishing Pole

How to Put a Hook on a Fishing Pole
Countless fish are lost to anglers because the knot with which they secured their hook to their fishing line with came undone. By utilizing a knot called a clinch knot an angler need not ever worry about such a scenario again, providing the knot has been correctly tied. By slowly going through the steps that form this particular knot and then by practicing these steps the clinch knot can be mastered.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

How to Put a Hook on a Fishing Pole

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fishing rod and reel Hook Nail clippers
  • Fishing rod and reel
  • Hook
  • Nail clippers
Step 1
Guide your fishing line through the eye of your hook. Pass through enough line to work with while realizing that you can always trim back any excess line once the knot has been completed successfully.
Step 2
Loop the end of the line five times around the stretch of line that is coming from your reel and entering the eye of the hook.
Step 3
Thread the end of the line through the loop that is adjacent to the eye--the very first loop that was formed when you began to wind the line around five times.
Step 4
Use your finger and thumb to slide the loops down toward the eye of the hook as you pull the knot tight. Bring the five loops as close to the eye as possible as you pull the knot closed.
Step 5
Trim away any of the excess line sticking out from the knot with your nail clippers but not so close to the knot that the end of the line slips back through and causes the knot to begin unwinding. Leave yourself approximately 1/8 of an inch after snipping the line.

Tips & Warnings

 
To make what is known as an improved clinch knot, simply pass the line through the loop adjacent to the eye and then back through the loop that this step forms--the one coming from the last of the five turns around the line.

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