The Palomar Knot

Is a very simple knot for terminal tackle It is regarded by the International Game Fish Association consistently as the strongest knot known. Its great virtue is that it can safely be tied at night with a minimum of practice.

  • Double about 12 inches of line and pass through the eye as illustrated (Step 1).
  • Tie a simple Overhand Knot in the doubled line, letting the hook hang loose, avoid twisting the lines (Step 2).
  • Pull the end of the loop down, passing it completely over the hook (Step 3).
  • Pull both ends of the line to draw up the knot.

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