Palomar Knot

The Palomar Knot is another very widely-used fishing knot. It works for monofilament as well as braided line at all line strengths. The Palomar is great for tying a leader to a line. This knot is a requirement of the Fishing merit badge.

To tie a Palomar Knot, form a loop and pass it through the eye of your hook or swivel. Tie an overhand knot with the loop and the standing line, but don’t pull it tight yet. Avoid twisting up the lines. Now take your loop and pass it all the way around the hook (including the lure or bait). Moisten to lubricate, then pull both ends of the line to tighten.