How to Tie a Palomar Knot
The Palomar knot is a simple, multipurpose and strong knot. It can be used for tying fishing line to a swivel or snap, but it is mostly used to tie the line to a lure or hook. Because of its versatility, it’s a great knot to learn and master.
How do you tie a Palomar Knot?
Thread the Hook
- Take the tag end of the line and pass it through the eye of the hook or lure
Make a Loop
- Take the tag end of the line and pass it back through the eye of the hook or lure to form a loop
- Keep the tag end parallel to the main line with plenty of slack
Tie an Overhand Knot
- Take the loop you just created and tie an overhand knot around the tag and main line
- Leave enough of the loop to pass the lure or knot through
Pass Hook Through the Loop
- Take your lure or hook and pass it through the end of the loop
- Make sure that the loop comes all the way passed the eye of the hook
Cinch the Line
- Wet the line and pull the tag end and main line to cinch the knot against the hook or lure
- Trim the tag end of the line
What is the best knot for braided line?
A Palomar knot is the best knot and highly recommended for braided line. The knot is so versatile, that it can be used for any type of line, including braided line.
Do I need to wet the line when cinching a Palomar Knot?
It is recommended to wet all fishing line knots with saliva or water before cinching down. This will prevent friction which can lead to weakening the line.
Can I use an Palomar Knot on all types of hooks and lures?
Yes. The Palomar Knot is really versatile when it comes to tying it to many different hooks and reels. It works on hooks, jigs, spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, stickbaits, crankbaits, hollow-body frogs, and many more.
Can I use a Palomar Knot on all types of line?
Yes. The Palomar Knot is effective when tying on monofilament, fluorocarbon, hybrid line, and especially braided line.