TIE A SPADE END WITH A HOOK-TYER
1 Push the hook into the opening with the gape facing away from the small post.
2 Now push the big lever into its upwards position, using your thumb.
3 Take the tight line (it must be under tension) and run it under the big lever like this.
4 Bring the line around back to the hook and start to make full turns around the shank.
5 Make seven neat turns, no fewer than this. You can do more, but it adds extra weight.
6 Keeping everything tight, now take the end of the line around the post, like so.
7 Push the big lever over the little lever and trap it in place. Pull tight from the spool end.
8 Gently pull the line tight. The knot comes over the levers and engages around the shank.
9 Wet the knot with saliva. Make sure the line goes beneath the spade as shown.
10 Cut off a small tag, to give a bit of extra security in case the knot isn’t properly tightened.