Being able to tie a handful of strong, reliable fishing knots is a core angling skill. Knots are used to secure line to lures, hooks and reel spools, as well as to join two different lines together. If a knot breaks or slips loose, it's bad news and can mean the loss of a lure and a fish. While there isn't one knot to do it all, a palomar is one of the best knots to learn first because it's simple to tie and versatile.
Poll any group of anglers - professional or weekend warriors - and odds are good the palomar scores high in popularity for tying line to lures and hooks. Here are a few reasons why.
Follow these 4 steps when tying a palomar knot or watch our video tutorial on the Palomar Knot.
A poorly tied knot can weaken, causing it to break or slip loose. Keep the following in mind for a strong, sturdy palomar.
The palomar is a great all-round knot. Learn it and you'll use it often for many types of fishing.