I first learned the Eugene knot from Elite Series pro James Niggemeyer, and I added it to the list because it’s so quick, simple and strong.
1. Start by passing the tag end through the eyelet and then running it parallel to the mainline and then doubling it back down to form a big loop.
2. Wrap the double-lined loop around the mainline 5 times.
3. Grab the tag end and pass it through the top of the loop at the top of your wraps.
4. Slowly pull the moistened knot tight by pulling the tag end.
Pull both tag and mainline together and then just the main line to tighten it all the way. You may hear an infamous click when you pull this knot tight. That’s actually what you’ll come to expect when you tie it right.
More Fishing Knots:
Read our Wired2fish Fishing Knot Guide
Read our 4 Tips on Tying a Good Fishing Knot