Snelling Hooks for Catfish

Discussion in 'Catfishing Library' started by Whistler, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

    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.