Article Summary X To tie a clinch fishing knot, first thread the end of your fishing line through the eye of a hook and curve it into a loop. Use a heavy monofilament leader in places where a light line would be likely to abrade rocks, weeds, etc. The Palomar knot is as effective as the improved clinch knot, although some anglers consider it more effective on braided line than the improved clinch. Attached bobbers use spring-loaded hooks. They usually have their eyes bent at an angle, with the leader tied snelled to the shank next to the eye and threaded through it. Assemble a 3-way rig for drift fishing or trolling when you want to suspend your bait off the bottom. There are four steps to the uni knot:.
Snap swivels are barrel swivels with either a pointed or rounded snap on one end.
They usually have their eyes bent at an angle, with the leader tied snelled to the shank next to the eye and threaded through it. Slide the hook to the top of the first loop. A little moisture here helps a lot. Some split shot feature small burrs on the end opposite the opening to allow them to be removed without cutting the line. A snap-swivel is a piece of terminal tackle that you attach your lure or bait to to connect to your line. A related hook, the Reverse, turns the offset to the right. Secure the hook with pliers, and pull the line hard to tighten the whole rig.