1. Knots
  2. Palomar knot
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How to tie a Palomar knot

Hook in the middle of a line

The Palomar Knot is the strongest and most sturdy fishing knot. The Palomar Knot is an easy fishing knot to tie, you can even tie this knot in the dark. This fishing knot is simple and good for attaching a line to a hook.

Step by step

  1. Create a long loop (bight) at the end of the line.
  2. Then thread the bight through the eye of the hook.
  3. Using the bight, create an overhand knot.
  4. Use the bight to pass over the hook, sliding it down over the hook.
  5. Bring the rest of the bight over the knot.
  6. Pull the ends of the line until tight and trim off any excess line.