Palomar Knot The Palomar Knot comes close to being a 100% knot when tied properly. Be sure that when the hook or lure is passed through the loop that all parts of the knot cinch up together. Many depictions of this knot elsewhere make it look like the loop part of the knot goes up against the bottom of the eye of the hook or lure. The knot can fail if tied in that manner. This is also the best knot to use with braided fishing line.
Palomar Knot

Palomar Knot

1. Double 6 inches of line and pass end of loop through eye of hook.

2. Tie a loose overhand knot with hook hanging from bottom.

3. Holding overhand knot between thumb and forefinger, pass loop of line over the hook. Slide loop above eye of hook.

4. Pull on both the standing line and tag end to tighten knot down onto eye. Clip tag end close.

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