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Home > Learn to Fish & Boat > How To Fish > How to Tie Fishing Knots > How to Tie a Palomar Knot
The Palomar knot is a simple, yet strong knot that is most often used for attaching a fishing line to a hook or swivel or attaching a fly fishing leader to a fly. If you are a fan of using braided line, then learning how to make a Palomar knot is a must as many anglers consider this knot to be o
When learning how to fish you will learn some basic fishing knots as the Palomar knot. Some anglers think Palomar knots are the best types of fishing knots to use for light fishing lines (such as braided line, which won't pull out of this knot like it can with other types of knots) because they retain much of their original line strength. Learn tying a fishing knot that is not only easy to tie, but cleverly designed to secure your leader to your fishing hook or a swivel.
Since this fishing knot is double-run through the hook eye, knotted, and then looped over the hook or lure, it may tangle easier, but is still a strong and effective knot. If you are learning how to fish, this is one of the fishing knots you may want to practice as much as possible.
Some anglers think the Palomar fishing knot is the best fishing knot for light lines. It can be good for lines up to 20-pound test because it’s double-run through the lure or hook eye, knotted, and the looped over the hook or lure.
You can learn how to tie a Palomar knot by following a few simple steps.
Once you finish tying your Palomar fishing knots, it never hurts to test them with a few tugs to make sure they are tight and secure. Learn more about Lure and Rigs Fishing knots in our next section.
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