How to Tie Fishing Hooks

How to Tie Fishing Hooks
Any good fisherman knows the importance of the knot he ties. There are many different ways to tie a fishing hook to a line, but some are more successful than others. The preferred knot among anglers is the palomar knot because it is strong and only gets tighter as tension between the hook and line increase.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fishing line Hook Blade or knife
  • Fishing line
  • Hook
  • Blade or knife
Step 1
Double-over 4 inches of fishing line and feed it through the eye of the hook, creating a loop.
Step 2
Tie a loose overhand knot in the doubled-over line. Do not tighten.
Step 3
Pull the loop until it is big enough for the hook to pass through. Make sure the hook gets completely through the loop.
Step 4
Pull the tag end of the fishing line while holding the line running to the spool. Clip off any extraneous line at the tag end with clippers or a knife.

Tips & Warnings

Completely tighten the knot before clipping the line, otherwise your tag end may slip through the knot and lose your hook to a fish.

Article Written By Jonathan Croswell

Jonathan Croswell has spent more than five years writing and editing for a number of newspapers and online publications, including the "Omaha World-Herald" and "New York Newsday." Croswell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing a Master's of Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University.

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