The Palomar Knot
The Palomar knot is one of the simplest and most useful knots in a lure angler’s armoury and will work equally effectively with braided lines as it does with mono. It’s easy to tie and can be used for attaching all kind of terminal tackle. When tied correctly this knot should achieve close to 100% knot strength. Make sure that once you have passed the hook or swivel through the loop that all parts of the knot are drawn down neatly together.
Take your line and double it back on itself to give you around a six inch double length.
Pass the doubled length through the eye of the hook or swivel.
Form a loop and pass the end back through the loop.
Pass the end loop over the top of the hook or swivel.
Gently draw down the tag end and mainline to form the knot an moisten as you do so.
Ensure the knot is firmly drawn down tight and then trim off the tag end to leave a couple of millimetres in case of any slippage in bedding down.