The best knot for eyed hooks

Here’s how to form the knot­less knot – not re­ally a knot at all!

Angling Times (UK) - - TIP & TACTICS -

With a loop tied to form a hair (if re­quired), thread the line through the back of the eye of your cho­sen hook and pull it through so the end of the line lies close to the hook shank. Wind down the shank of the hook. Most an­glers make be­tween 10 and 12 turns – to some ex­tent the ex­act num­ber de­pends on the size of the hook and the line strength. Thread the line back through the back of the eye. Mois­ten the knot and care­fully pull all the line through the eye un­til a knot has formed. While do­ing this, keep ev­ery­thing tight so the knot doesn’t start to un­ravel.

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