You’re only as strong as the weakest link in your tackle.
This is an exceptionally easy, yet strong knot, used for attaching a fly or hook to your line.
The Palomar is just as strong in both monofilament and fluorocarbon and has the benefit of being so simple that you’ll be able to tie in the dark without much practice. If ever you find yourself with the need to fish without monofilament, this knot is perfect (which is a bonus, as tying knots in fine braid can be fiddly).
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Tie an overhand loop (granny knot) in the doubled-over section of line, making sure your hook is in the main loop. NOTE: If you are using fine braid, use a double-overhand knot, by making a second turn through the loop).
Pull the loop end to tighten the knot slightly and ensure you have enough loop to reach over the hoo or fly. Be careful not to allow the tag end to pull through.
Hold the knot at the twists, grab the hook or fly and feed it through the loop.
Feed the loop all the way past the knot.
Tighten the knot to the eye of the hook by pulling the two lines away from the hook.
Trim the tag end close to the main line, being careful not to nick your knot.