How To Tie The Palomar Knot (Quick, Easy & Strong Snug Knot)


Want to learn how to tie the Palomar Knot?

This is a very strong, but very easy and quick snug knot to tie.

As you’ll see in the video, it only takes me about 13 seconds to finish, and there are only four steps to remember.

I use this knot in a lot of applications, but this is my go-to knot if I’m fishing a school of fish, just got broken off, and need to re-tie quickly, or if I’m tying my bass lures directly to my braid.

Also, it’s good with monofilament, fluorocarbon, and braided line, so no matter what you’re using, this knot is a great option.

Check out the video below to learn how to tie this knot.

How To Tie The Palomar Knot [VIDEO]

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Here’s how to tie this knot, step by step.

Step 1: Fold the line over itself to form a loop.

The loop should be a few times longer than the hook, jig head, or lure that you’re tying this knot to.

Step 2: Put the loop through the eye of what you’re tying the knot to.

It helps if you pinch the end of the loop so that it’s easy to get the loop through the eye.

Step 3: Tie an overhand knot with the loop (but don’t cinch it down yet).

Step 4: Take the loop and run it around the object you’re tying to, then cinch the knot down.


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The Palomar Knot is a strong snug knot that’s quick and easy to tie.

It’s my go-to knot when I’m tying bass lures directly to my braid, or when I need to tie a knot in a hurry.

Have any questions about the Palomar Knot?

What’s your favorite knot?

Let me know in the comments below.

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Gordon McBride
2 years ago

For small hook eyes start by inserting a single strand through the eye and then back through to form that first loop.

3 years ago

It started slow completely lost my attention

Steven Free
3 years ago

Really so you don’t use a leader for bass even in your clear water area? I do but that’s me anyways yes if using a spinnerbait with an open line tie I use the polymer but for my chasebaits flick prawn or other hogs I use the loopknot and I also use the Palomar on my plugs I know you don’t like or use clips of any type but I do love the bill Norman speedclip very secure and have never had a problem with them and it alows the lure to freely move more alot like the loopknot also if a lure change is in order it makes it abreeze verses always retying and wasting leader but i know thats me and it works thanks for all you do and the info


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