Fishing Knots

Palomar Knot- My favorite knot. I use only this knot for all applications. The Palomar Knot is another very simple knot for terminal tackle. It is regarded by the International Game Fish Association consistently as the strongest knot known. It's great virtue is that it can safely be tied at night with a minimum of practice.

Double about 6 inches of line, and pass through the eye. Tie a simple Overhand Knot in the doubled line, letting the hook hang loose. Avoid twisting the lines. Pull the end of loop down, passing it completely over the hook. Pull both ends of the line to draw up the knot.


Hangman's Knot-There are at least 6 variations of the Hangman's Knot,  all of them excellent for terminal tackle, swivels and hooks. The "standard" Hangman's Knot holds only five turns when tied in monofilament line. If tied in rope, and used for its stated purpose, it takes eight turns.


Pass a 8 inch loop of line through the eye.

Bring the end back on itself, passing it under the doubled part.

Make five loops over the doubled part.

The formed knot is worked into shape.

The knot is sent down the line, against the eye of the hook or swivel.




Float Stop-The float fisherman uses a running float for casting and general handiness, and stops the float from running up the line by using the Float Stop. It has the advantage that the stops moves readily over the rod guides, but grips the monofilament line so tightly that it will not slide over the line

It should be made with about 6 inches of line, usually the same diameter as the line itself.

Take 2 turns (3 if necessary) around the main line at the chosen point.

Bring both ends around to form a Surgeon's Knot (see above).

Tighten into shape bringing the coils close together.