Fishing Knots

The Palomar Knot

Want to catch fish in an efficient way? There are so many types of knots to consider while fishing. Each knot is useful in its own way. It is important to be able to make a knot that works for your fishing needs in order to have success while fishing. 


A Palomar Knot is a knot used for fishing. When the rope is tied properly it can be very efficient at catching fish. It is important that the hook and/or lure goes through the loop when making a Palomar Knot. When the hook and/or lure is properly put through a loop the rope should cinch together. 
 
There are some steps to follow when making this type of knot so that it does not fall apart while fishing. It is important to have the right materials so that this knot can be properly assembled.
 
Step 1:
 
First make sure to have double 6 inches of rope to make a Palomar Knot. Once you have the proper length of rope take the end of it and pass it through a hook. It should be passed right through the hook's eye. 

Step 2:
Once you have rope in the hook part then you will tie a knot. Once the knot is tied overhand the hook should be positioned at the bottom at this point. The hook should also be dangling at the bottom of the rope.

Step 3:
Then take the rope you are using and place it between your forefinger and thumb. Then take the knot that is between the forefinger and thumb and pass it above the hook. Once the loop is above the hook then continue by sliding the loop above the eye area of the hook. At this point you are more than half way done making this fishing knot.

Step 4:
Proceed by taking the ends and pull them tight. As the ends are pulled tighter and tighter then you should see a knot begin to form towards the eye area of the hook. Take the tag end of this assembled knot and cut it. Once the tag end is cut off then your knot is completely assembled to be used while fishing. 
 
 

Our Take:

In conclusion, a Palomar Knot is a very efficient type of knot that is widely used.
Joshua Keaton

Joshua is our senior staff writer for Fishing.org and Shooting.org. He is an avid hunter, clay shooter and amateur photographer.