How to Put the Hook on a Fishing Pole

How to Put the Hook on a Fishing Pole
The Trilene knot is an often used fishing knot that anglers employ to secure a hook to the end of their fishing pole. This knot is a dependable one and works particularly well with fluorocarbon fishing line. It is tied in such a way that it allows monofilament line to keep its original strength. The Trilene knot is not difficult to master and should be learned by anyone serious about fishing.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail clippers
Step 1
Take the end of your fishing line and pass it through the hook's eye. This loose end is known in knot tying as the tag end.
Step 2
Pass the tag end through the eye another time so that you have threaded it through the eye twice.
Step 3
Wrap the line five times around the line coming into the hook from your fishing pole. Be certain to maintain the loop formed by the first two steps---the one next to the eye of the hook.
Step 4
Ease the tag end of the line through the loop next to the eye. Pass the line all the way through before pulling it tight.
Step 5
Trim the tag end of the line with your nail clippers. Refrain from clipping it too close to the knot.

Tips & Warnings

Practice the Trilene knot until it becomes second nature to you. This will allow you to waste little time tying on hooks when your line snaps or when you have to cut it after it becomes snagged.

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