Spiderwire Knot Tying Instructions

Spiderwire Knot Tying Instructions
Strength and sensitivity are the name of the game when it comes to Spiderwire fishing lines. Just as the threads produced by a spider are small in diameter and very strong, so is Spiderwire fishing line. Spiderwire combines small diameter size with comparatively high tensile strength to produce unique and useful fishing lines for a variety of freshwater and saltwater fishing situations. However, special consideration should be given to knot tying especially in regard to hooks. The Palomar knot is a preferred choice in this case due to its ease of tying and durability.


Difficulty: Easy

The Palomar Knot

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fishing knot glue or instant bond glue
Step 1
Form a loop in the Spiderwire about 4 to 5 inches from the free, or tag, end of the line.
Step 2
Feed the loop of the line through the eye of the hook. Bring the loop back around to the main line and form an overhand loop. The overhand loop should be made with the doubled line.
Step 3
Pull the loop through the overhand knot but do not tighten. Open the loop slightly and slide it over the bend of the hook.
Step 4
Moisten the knot slightly. Hold the tag end of the line and begin working the knot down to secure it in place. The braid lines may prove more difficult when it comes to knot tying. Keep working with the knot, if necessary, until it is securely tightened.
Step 5
Trim the excess tag end from the knot. However, leave about 1/8 inch of line as the knot may slip slightly during use. The additional tag length will help to prevent the line from coming undone.

Tips & Warnings

Take time to work the Palomar knot down until it is secured. This may involve slightly loosening and then tightening the knot as you work it down depending on the line.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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