1. Take a length of line or braid and tie a small overhand loop at one end.Then pass it through the eye of the hook and along the shank.
2. Wind the loose end back down the shank about 7 times until you are opposite the tip of the hook.
3. Make two or three tight turns back along the shank,and pass it through the eye of the hook.
4. Pull both ends tight.
1. Pass the line through the hook once or twice and form a loop.
2. Starting from the eye of the hook, pass the end of the line through the loop 4 or 5 times.
3. Wet the line and pull so that the 4 or 5 smaller loops slide down
to the eye of the hook.
Tighten and trim
Pass the line through the eye of the hook forming a small loop near the eye.
Then wrap the free end of the line around the mainline, 6 or 7 times,
working away from the eye of the hook.On the 7th turn, bring
it back to the first small loop you formed, and pass the line
through it. Wet and pull so it gathers tightly up to the eye, then trim.
Used for tying fixed paternoster leger rigs, it is also good for connecting two dissimilar lines together.
1. Double over a length of line and form a loop, and pass the doubled end through it.
2. Pass the end through the loop 4 times.
3. Wet and pull tight so you have a loop of about 1 foot.Then trim the loose end and cut the loop.
The Palomar knot is a very effective knot for swivels and hooks,
especially when carp fishing. Not too good on smaller hooks,
as when pulled tight, the knot is a little bulky.
1. Form a loop and pass it through the eye of the hook.
2. Form a knot with the looped end of the line and pass the hook or swivel through the loop
3. Wet and pull tight, trimming off the excess line
1. Run the line down the inside of the shank and form a loop.
2. Wind the loose end around the line and shank, working towards the spade end.
3. Bring the loose end down and pass it through the loop.
4. Pull tight and trim
A for joining lines of similar breaking strain usually mono to mono.
1. Lay the 2 lines side by side so they overlap.
2. Twist both lines together but keep them fairly loose.
3. Then pass each of the free ends through the centre twist in opposite directions.
4. Wet and gently pull tight and trim.
A handy way to tie hooklengths to the main line as the two can easily and quickly be separated again if you need to change.
1. Tie a double overhand loop into both of the lines to be joined.
2. Pass one loop through the other.
3. Then thread the end of the shorter line or hooklength, through its own loop pulling the line and knot all the way through the loop and pull tight. To undo simply grip the loops and push them together and unthread the hooklength.
1. Tie a overhand loop in the leader.
2. Pass the mainline through the loop.
3. Tighten the knot tight onto the mainline and then form a loop with the mainline.
4. Make 4 or 5 turns through the loop, moisten and tighten.
5. Gently pull the knot up against the overhand loop.Pull tightly together and trim.