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Tying the Palomar Knot

A Few Knots to Know Before You Go...

If you are more of an "old school" guy like me, you probably still use monofilament line on your reels.  ...And there is nothing wrong with that!  So if that is the case, the Trilene knot is a good one to know how to tie; it is definitely a strong and reliable knot used to join monofilament line to hooks, swivels and lures.  Slippage is very minimal, and the knot is a stronger alternative to the clinch knot.  If the eye of the hook has a greater thickness than the line diameter, the double wrap though the eye will definitely ease some of the stress on the line.  And... the Trilene Knot is a very easy knot to tie!

Start by passing the tag end of the line through the eye of the hook or lure a single time, as shown...  It really makes no difference whether you pass the tag end under or over the line after going through the eye -- just be consistent as you continue.

Bring the tag end through the eye a second time.


Now wrap it around the standing end of the line...


five or six times.


Lastly, thread the tag end of the line


back through the double coil (just above the eye) created in step one.  


Lubricate the knot (simply use saliva) and pull it tight.


Trim the end -- but not too short (about where the arrow is pointing).

Voila! your Trilene knot is ready to go!



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