The Palomar Knot
The Palomar Knot is perfect for securing leaders or tippets to a fly or for tying a fishing line to a hook or a lure.
Uses: The Palomar Knot is an easy knot for securing your leaders or tippets to a fly or for tying a fishing line to a hook or a lure. It is thought of as one of the most reliable and strongest fishing knots and favored by carp anglers.
Advantages: Recommended for use with all types of braided fishing lines. It is an easy knot to tie and with little practice you will be able to tie it in the dark.
Always moisten Knots before pulling it tight.
Disadvantages: When you tie this knot you must ensure that the lure or hook can pass through the loop, which can be awkward, and as such requires you to make the loop large enough for the hook to fit.
Double between 10 - 15 cm of fishing line and pass the loop end through the eye of the hook. Next you need to tie a loose overhand knot leaving the hook hanging from bottom.
Now hold the overhand knot tightly between your thumb and forefinger, pass the looped line over the hook and slide the loop down over the eye of the hook.
Finally moisten the knot and pull both the standing line and the tagged end together to tighten the knot down onto eye. Clip the tag end close to the eye with a pair of nail clippers. Add a drop of rig glue to secure the knot in place.
Palomar Knot Instructions
A step-by-step guide showing you how to tie the Palomar Knot used for attaching a line to a hook, or a fly to a leader or tippet.