The Palomar knot is a knot that is used for securing a fishing line to a fishing lure, snap or swivel.
Steps in tying a Palomar knot (free end is colored blue).
1. Pass the free end of your line through the eye of the hook or fishing lure.
2. Now take that free end and go back through the eye of the hook or fishing lure making a loop.
3. Be sure to have enough line to tie and over hand knot. See Below:
4. Start tying the over hand knot.
5. Complete the over hand knot.
6. Now with the large loop you have after completing the over hand knot, you will want to put the lure or hook through that loop.
7. Now pull the loop over top of the over hand knot.
8. Moisten the knot to lessen the friction and pull on the tag and standing ends evenly to snug the knot down. Trim the free end of the line.
This knot is good for all kinds of light fishing lines, especially braided fishing line, and retains almost all of the original line strength, even with monofilaments. It also is nearly impossible (if tied correctly) to “pull out”. This is my “Go To” knot when I am fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass. It is equally effective with other fastening applications – such as a dog clip to a rope – provided the object being tied to can pass through the loop, and the line or rope is not too thick to pass through the object twice, and, with practice, it can be tied in the dark with cold hands.
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