Sunday, August 12, 2007

Fishing Knots and Rigs - The Snell knot

The Snell Knot

This knot is a strong connection for attaching monofilament or fluorocarbon line to hooks. It is usually only tied in leader material

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Step 1

Pass the end of the line through the eye twice, creating a loop below the hook. Hold the hook and leader ends between your thumb and forefinger of left hand. Leader will hang below the hook in a large loop.

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Step 2

Take the part of the large lower loop that is closest to the eye and wrap it over the hook shank and both ends of the leader toward the hook's barb. (5-6 turns)

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Step 3

Use your fingers to hold the coils in place. Pull the line (extending from the eye) until the whole loop has passed under these tight coils and begins to tighten

Step 4

Lubricate and use pliers to tighten knot.

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