Hook Snelling Tutorial - 1

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by SWeiss, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I put together a proper hook snelling tutorial. This method will only allow you to snell a knot if you're using a leader. There is another method for snelling if you're tieing the hook directly onto your main line. You will notice that there is no line run on the outside of the snell loops like the Uni-Knot method.

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    STEP 1 Cut your leader a few inches longer than the length you intend to use. Get your hook. For this demonstration I used 7 weight flyline and a turtle hook.


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    STEP 2 From the back of the hook, run one end of your line through the eye of the hook about an inch or so. This end will be the LEADER END.


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    STEP 3 Making a big loop, bring the other end of your line along the shank of the hook. This end will be the TAG END. This will end up being cutoff so going longer than past the bend of the hook is not necessary.
     
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    SWeiss New Member

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    STEP 4 While grasping the LEADER END, the TAG END, and the shank of the hook with your left hand, make 8 LOOSE wraps around the hook with part of the loop closest to the eye of the hook using your right hand.


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    STEP 5 While grasping the hook and the TAG END with your left hand, SLOWLY pull the LEADER END until the entire loop is pull underneath the wraps. Work the snell knot so that both the TAG END and the LEADER END come out from under the wraps on back side of the hook.


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    STEP 6 Pull the TAG END and the LEADER END to tighten up the snell. Notice how both ends of the line are coming out from underneath of the snell knot on back side of the hook.
     

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    SWeiss New Member

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    STEP 7 Slide the snell up to the eye of the hook and trim off the TAG END.


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    You're done!
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2009