Original post made by Darrell Summers(Darrells) on June 16, 2005 Here's my snell Well, I thought I invented it when I couldn't seem to tie another snell from the instructions but here it is on the internet. I haven't lost a hook yet (well, not at the knot anyway) and I've been using it for over 10 years now. It doesn't seem like it would hold real well by looking at the drawing but by first pulling the piece of line towards the end of the hook and the then pulling it up tight against the eye it sucks the last loop inside pretty tight and it isn't going anywhere. I use a pair of pliers to pull the short end and also hold the hook when pulling the leader. Another important step is double tying the other end to keep it from coming untied.