How to Tie a Hook on Fishing Line

How to Tie a Hook on Fishing Line
How reliable your hook and line are has a lot to do with the knot you use to tie them together. Poor knots can come undone in the water when a fish is aggressively fighting after being hooked. The palomar knot is one of the most common knots used in fishing. The International Game Fish Association recognizes it as the strongest fishing knot used. With a little practice, you can learn to tie this reliable knot.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fishing line Hook Blade or knife
  • Fishing line
  • Hook
  • Blade or knife
Step 1
Double over the line and pass it through the eye of the hook, creating a four-inch loop.
Step 2
Tie and overhand knot--the kind used to begin tying a shoelace--with the double-over line. Do not tighten. Let the hook hang loose.
Step 3
Pull the loop completely over the hook.
Step 4
Pull the ends of the fishing line to tighten the knot.
Step 5
Cut off any extraneous line hanging off the knot.

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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