Fishing Knots

Why Your Palomar Knot Fails


In this video, I illustrate not only how to tie a correct palomar knot with fluorocarbon fishing line, but also how the palomar knot often gets tied incorrectly leading to break-offs on the hookset. If you tie it correctly without crossing your lines, you will never have an issue with this knot. But if the lines cross in the middle of tying the knot, your knot strength is severely compromised. If you heed this advice, you won’t have any issues with fluorocarbon and the easiest and one of the strongest of all knots for fishing in our opinion.