how to tie a hook on a fishing hole

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Fishing is not only an activity which is done for getting food or earning money, instead, it is a sport in itself. While doing fishing one is required to carry out the task using different techniques and equipment. One of the most important parts of fishing is attaching the hook to its line. The hook is crucial, after all, it is the one which snags and catches the fish.

 Hence one should ensure to correctly tie hook and must get the complete understanding of how to tie a hook on a fishing hole? The firmness should also be ensured such that the knot does not gets detaches in the middle of fishing. Before you begin with fishing let’s learn the process of tying a hook to the pole and what are the key ingredients required for it.

In order to tie hook to the fishing pole it is important to have some of the essentials by your side, same have been listed below for your reference;

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    Fishing line
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    Weights or leaders

Steps for Tying Hook to the Hole

#2, Set Up the Rod and Reel

The very first thing is to install and setup fishing rod and reel. String reel with appropriate line as per the type of fishing you wish to do. Attach any sort of weights or leaders you wish to against the line and just before the hook.

#3, Select the Hook Size and Shape

Select the size and shape of hook based on what kind and form of fishing you wish to do. The size and shape shall be based on your plan of catching fish. If you wish to scroll through variety of shapes and sizes make sure to have a look at both online and offline market.

#4, Tie a Palomar Knot

Now it is time tie the Palomar knot. Before you go ahead with this make sure to double the line and form a loop. The end of the line has to be attached with the hook. Now hold the long end of line and cross it over loop to form an overhand knot.

#5, Opt for an Improved Cinch Knot

It is important to have a stronger knot on the hook and for this it is better to have cinch knot in place. To have a cinch known push the line through eye of the hook. Now double it back and make five turns around the line. Again push end of the line through first loop above hook’s eye and then back through large loop. To tighten the end again push end of the line through first loop of the eye.

#6, Opt for Trilene Knot if Required

If you are going for fishing in murky waters it is better to tie to Trilene knot. This shall help you glide easily and conduct fishing in an appropriate manner. For this, push the line through eye of the hook and double back through the eye to form a strong knot. Hold on to the hook and free line in your right and wrap the tag line around free line for around six times. Feed the tag line through the loop and hook made.

#7, Choose Davy knot if Required

Davy knot is an appropriate choice for fisherman who wants quick and simple knot. If in case line gets broken in between, this Davy knot is going to bring you back to fishing in no time. To tie the hook and knot appropriately, thread the line through eye of the hook. Now form a loosened overhand knot towards end of the line. Bring the end of line back, over and through the overhand knot and hook.

#8, How About a Baja knot?

Baja knot is a perfect choice when you have a heavier mono line. This form of knot can be used for building up loop to loop connection or for tying hooks and tackles to the line. While tying the knot, make sure to keep it firm such that it does not slip during the process of fishing. To begin with the process, make a first simple loop about two inches from the end of the line. Now slide the hook into the loop, and let it remain free unless rest of the knot has been tied.

Form a second loop and place it towards the end of the line in front of the first loop. Keep pulling the line unless second loop becomes smaller than the first. Form the third loop by repeating the previous process. Make sure that it falls between both larger and smaller loop. Now slide the hook towards top of first loop, then middle loop and back to the top loop. This ends your process of forming a Baja knot across the hook.

#9, Tighten the Knot

Make sure to push the hook eye towards the end of the loop. Now pull the hook eye, free line and top line such that knot can be tightened and maintained for a long time without any problem. Tightening the knot will keep the hook firm and enable it stay for a long period of time.

#10, Tighten the Line

Now it’s time to tighten the hook by pulling both tag and free line at the same time. This shall ensure the firmness of hook and will it keep maintained for a long period of time. to make sure knot is tightened appropriately, pull ends of the line once again.

Video: Tying Eyeless Fish Hooks

Video Credit:  Paul Barnes


We hope you found our steps effective and by now you have completely learned as to how to tie a hook on a fishing pole? So what are you waiting for, get started with fishing and tying of knot to the hook?

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