Palomar Knot

The Palomar Knot is a simple knot for attaching a line to a hook, or a fly to a leader or tippet. It is regarded as one of the strongest and most reliable fishing knots. The Palomar Knot is recommended for use with braided lines. With a little practice the Palomar is a knot which can be tied in the dark.

To Tie a Palomar Knot:

Double the line and form a loop three to four inches long. Pass the end of the loop through the hook’s eye.Palomar Knot 1
Holding the standing line between your thumb and finger, grasp the loop with your free hand and form a simple over-hand knot.Palomar Knot 2
Pass the hook through the loop and draw line while guiding the loop over the top eyelet.Palomar Knot 3
Pull the tag end of the line to tighten the knot snugly and trim the tag end about 1/4″.Palomar Knot 4