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Palomar Fishing Knot

The Palomar Knot is strong and relatively easy to tie. The Palomar Knot is best used with a braided fishing line but can easily be done with a mono based line too. Read the step-by-step instructions with pictures below for a quick visual on how to tie a Palomar Fishing Knot. 

4 Easy Steps for Tying The Palomar Fishing Knot

Step 1

Double about 6 inches of line and pass through the eye of the hook.

Step 2

Tie a simple overhand knot in the doubled line, letting the hook hang loose. Avoid twisting the lines. 

Step 3

Pull the end of the loop down, passing it completely over the hook. 

Step 4

Moisten and pull both ends of the line to draw up the knot. Trim the excess line. 

Palomar Knot Review

  1. Double about 6 inches of line and pass through the eye of the hook. 

  2. Tie a simple overhand knot in the doubled line, letting the hook hang loose. Avoid twisting the lines. 

  3. Pull the end of the loop down, passing it completely over the hook. 

  4. Moisten and pull both ends of the line to draw up the knot. Trim the excess line. 

This knot is good for all kinds of light fishing lines, especially braided fishing lines, 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. We hope this helps and good luck out there! 

The easy to tie, strong Palomar (pronunciation PAHL-oh-mahr) knot attaches a fishing line to a hook, snap or swivel and a fly to a tippet or leader. Though it is good for monofilament and fluorocarbon fishing lines, it performs best with braids. With just a little practice, you can tie it even in the dark and with cold hands. Its breaking strength was found to be 14lb to 15 lb based on certain tests done with braided lines. It is popular among saltwater anglers who have given it good reviews and ratings.

Check out the Palomar Knot in action while bass fishing

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