Palomar Knot

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How to tie Palomar Knot. Palomar Fishing knot design specifically for tying a fishing hook to a fishing line. This knot is very famous among fishermen because it's easy to remember and very fast in execution. The only problem can occur if fishing hook eye in diameter is smaller then thickness of diameter of double fishing line. Palomar Knot is very reliable and node strength very close to the strength of the fishing line itself. The Palomar Knot is a simple knot for attaching a line to a hook, or a fly to a leader or tippet. It is regarded as one of the strongest and most reliable fishing knots.




To tie the knot first double 8-12″ of line into a loop and pass it through the eye of the hook, lure or swivel. Tie a very loose overhand knot using the doubled loop and the doubled section of line leading back to the fishing rod. Pass the object to be tied through the remaining loop of the overhand knot and slide the loop up onto the line just above the eye of the hook. 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 to a length of about 3mm.



This knot is good for all kinds of light fishing lines, especially braided Dacron, and retains almost all of the original line strength, even with monofilaments. It also is nearly impossible (if tied correctly) to "pull out". 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.


Video below demonstrates forming Palomar Knot with some explanations




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