Lesson 7: How to Make Fishing Lures | Fishing and Lure Making: Fishing Knots – Snell Hook Knot
In this less, we show you how to tie the Snell Hook Knot. The Snell Knot allows the leader, or tippet, to be directly tied to a baited hook. It was originally invented for use with eyeless hooks but it is still widely used today. It aligns the fishing line or leader with the shank of the hook. The Snell knot requires wrapping a loop around the hook. When tightening the knot, hold the turns under your fingers to ensure they snug down neatly.The Snell Knot is one of the older knots and is claimed to provide a reliable connection that preserves the strength of the line – particularly if the thickness of the eye is greater than the line diameter. Make sure to watch this video to make sure that you can accurately tie your Snell Knot and avoid mistakes so that you won’t unnecessarily lose your catch!
In This Video:
- How to tie a Snell Hook Knot
- Tips for tying the hook in a pinch
- Things to keep in mind when tying the knot
- How to ensure that your knot is tied correctly
- And more…