Snell Knot (Shank Tie).
Hooks tied with a Snell Knot provide an even, straight-line pull to the fish.
Tying the Snell Knot - Traditional Version.
1. Insert one end of leader into hook eye toward hook barb and other end into eye away from hook, forming a loop below the hook.
2. Holding hook and leader with thumb and forefinger of one hand, begin making wraps around hook shank and leader towards the hook barb with the loop of leader.
3. Hold each wrap in place and make the next wrap.
4. Continue to wrap for 7 or 8 turns.
5. While holding turns in place, pull the end of the leader that is through the eye slowly and steadily.
6. When knot is almost tight slide it up against eye then pull the other end of the leader with pliers to fully tighten the knot.
Tying the Snell Knot in 12 Steps - Video
The Fast and Easy way (even with thick mono) to tie Snell Knots are with
Tie-Fast Knot Tyer - Video
For more information on the Tie Fast Knot Tyer click here.
With the Tie-Fast you can also tie the following knots:
1) Snell Knot (Provide an even, straight-line pull to the fish).
2) Uni Knot (Similar to the Snell Knot)
It is a reliable general purpose fishing knot that provide an even, straight-line
pull to the fish.
3) Blood Knot (Barrel Knot) - Join the butt end of a tapered leader to the butt section.
OR join Fluorocarbon to superbraids (fishing braid).
4) Nail Knot (Joining fly line to backing)
OR use the Nail Knot to join mono/braid to Lead Core.
5) Use the Gryp Knot for Lures (works great on cranks since you don't have to drop
trebles through a loop), Hooks and Swivels.
Gryp Knot Tip: For Extra Breaking Strength pass the line Through The Eye TWICE!
This knot won't fail - Your line may break near the knot but the knot will still be on the hook/lure or swivel.
6) Bomb Proof your Fly Line Loop.
7) Die Tie-Fast Knot Tyer en die Grypknoop - Afrikaanse artikel.