35th Wffc Bih 2015

World Fly Fishing Championship 2019

Fly Fishing Line to Hook Knots : Palomar Knots in Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Line to Hook Knots : Palomar Knots in Fly Fishing


The next knot that we are going to do is a
Palomar Knot. And this is a nice one because we end up with two strands of our leader material
in the hook eye and some people think that, that makes it a lot stronger knot because
you’ve got twice the material going through the eye of the hook and it increases the breaking
strength a little bit. So to start it off, we loop our material back over itself and
then we take the loop and poke it through the eye of the hook, like so. So we’ve got
two lengths of leader material going through the eye of the hook. Then, real simple, just
take that and tie an overhand knot in it, like so. Okay, you’ve got an overhand knot.
Then basically take that and put the hook through that overhand knot. Pull that whole
thing tight, and you’ve got a Palomar. A that’s a really strong knot because I’ve got my leader
material going through the eye of the hook two times so it is going to be a little bit
harder to break that one, than if it just went through once. It’s a really easy knot
to tie, although you do use a lot of the leader material when you tie that knot just because
you have to make that double pass through the eye of the hook. Clip it off, nice and
close and there we go.

7 thoughts on “Fly Fishing Line to Hook Knots : Palomar Knots in Fly Fishing

  1. It's easier a lot of times to run the tag end through the hook, then double it into a loop and run it back through; instead of trying to push a loop through the eye of a hook or bait. Great knot your line will almost always fail before this knot will.

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