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Palomar knot
Category hitch
Releasing Non-jamming
Typical use Fishing


The palomar knot is a knot that is used for securing a fishing line to the fishing lure.

To tie the knot first double 8-12" of line into a loop and pass it through the eye of the hook. Tie an overhand knot using the doubled loop and the doubled section of line leading back to the fishing rod. Pass the lure through the remaining loop of the of the knot. Moisten the knot to lessen the friction and pull on the tag and standing ends evenly to snug the knot down.

This knot is good for all kinds of light fishing lines (especially braid which will not pull out of this knot) and retains much of the original line strength.

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How to tie a Palomar knot (animated example)