Snell Knot – How To

How To Tie A Snell Knot


I use the Snell Knot to tie hooks to fluorocarbon, monofilament and braided line.


Take the line and go down through the hook eye, pulling out about 10 to 12 inches of tag.

Pinch the line to the shank close to the bend.

Now, take the tag and go back up through the hook eye, pulling out an 8 to 10 inch tag.

Take the tag, wrap it 4 to 10 times around the shank, starting at the eye and working your way down to the bend, keeping it as tight as possible.

Once the wraps are finished, pinch them to the shank close to the hook eye, keeping them tight.

Take the tag, and put it through the loop you created at the bend.

Time to lubricate your knot. The best way, is to run the knot through your mouth and use saliva.

After the line has been lubricated, It’s time to cinch up the knot. Pinch the tag and loop to the shank, close to the wraps.

Pull the main line until the knot is nice and tight around the shank.

Now, pull on the main line and tag making sure the knot is secure.

Now, trim the tag a little less then a quarter inch.

You just learned how I tie the Snell Knot.

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Shane Kreuscher

Shane Kreuscher

Shane Kreuscher got the nickname Bass Hole from a co-angler who was having a rough outing and annoyed by the words “FISH ON” coming out of his mouth. Shane is a bass angler that won't hesitate to mix it up and fish multi-species. From shore, his kayak or from his co-owned Deep V Crestliner, picking lakes apart in Northeast Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin is his thing along with contributing to the angling social media world. When he's not getting fishing footage on the water, he's filming and editing how-to tips and trick videos to help new anglers and veterans alike. Go follow Shane/Bass Hole on his youtube channel
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