How do I Connect Fishing Hooks?

How do I Connect Fishing Hooks?
Connecting your fishing hooks to the end of your fishing line requires a knot you can have confidence in as well as a tie with little effort. The Trilene knot fits the bill for tying your terminal tackle, such as fishhooks to the end of your monofilament line. In addition to retaining its strength, the Trilene knot will resist slipping. This trait makes it an especially good knot for anglers choosing to use fluorocarbon line, notes the Net Knots website.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Rod and reel
  • Fishhooks
  • Line clippers
Step 1
Thread the end of your fishing line (the tag end) through the eye of the fishhook. Make another pass with the line through the hook's eye with the tag end of the line. Bring the line out far enough to give yourself line to work with. When first learning this knot, you can bring the line out about 4 inches. After you become adept at tying the Trilene knot, you will not need to use as much line.
Step 2
Wrap the tag end of the line around the part of the fishing line known as the standing end, or the line coming down from your fishing rod and going into the knot. Wrap the fishing line around the standing end five or six separate times.
Step 3
Locate the pair of loops created when you first passed the tag end through the hook's eye and then made the wraps. You should notice two distinct loops, with the one closest to the hook's eye smaller than the other loop.

Push the tag end through both of these loops. Use your saliva to lubricate the entire knot in a thorough manner. This wetness will lessen the chances that any friction you are about to create will cause an abrasion or degradation to the fishing line in any way.
Step 4
Pull the Trilene knot tight with a gentle pulling motion applied to both the tag end you just threaded through the two loops and the standing end of the line. Pull in both directions with equal force until the Trilene knot tightens. Lubricate the knot as you pull it tight so the wraps will slide down the line without problems.
Step 5
Take your line clippers and trim the tag end coming out of the knot back so that you leave only about 1/8 inch of line extending from the knot. Avoid trimming the tag end back too close to the Trilene knot, as this could result in the knot slipping apart when it undergoes strain.

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