Snelling Hooks: Which side of the eye does the line go thru?

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  1. Catfishn22

    Catfishn22 New Member

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    When snelling hooks on with straight eyed hooks like Kahles should the line come out of the eye from the back side towards the point or from the point side out the back away from the point?
     
  2. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Toward the point with the snell I use. Called the uniknot snell. Theres a video of how I do it in the catfish video section. It may clear it up a bit for ya.
     

  3. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Check out the following figure...it should help!

    Paul, the guy who put this figure together, states:

     
  4. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    When using hooks with non offset eyes, I prefer to use the palomar knot. The offset eye works best with snelling, giving you a straight line of pull.
     
  5. Arkansascatman777

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  6. Netmanjack

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    Robert, what ever kind of snell you chose to tie always bring the line through the back of the eye toward the point. This end of the line is the end you tie to your swivel, right. The reason for this is when you set the hook your line will pull back on the shank thus pulling the point in a little deeper. Tie one both ways with a foot or so line and pull them against a block of wood and then compare. Be carefull, lol:big_smile:
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  7. Catfishn22

    Catfishn22 New Member

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    Thanks Guys! That was the information I was needing.:big_smile:
     
  8. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Try going to animated knots.com
    shows step by step knot tying.
    good luck
    just
     
  9. CoonX

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    Not only is that the right side to run the line, that's how the Knotless Knot is tied.

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  10. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Sorry Joel, but I avoid that style like the plague. If you don't have constant tension on the line, the knot can come loose.
    The link Johnnie provided is the same way I tie snells. Once cinched down, it will not come loose.
     
  11. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    The only time I use that knot or a dropper loop is for the upper hook on a 2 hook rig. I use the palomar like Doug does for everything else.
     
  12. Catfishn22

    Catfishn22 New Member

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    I use the Knotless Knot Snell and never had any problems with it. I've experimented and ran the line back the eye towards the point and away from the point and can't detect any difference in hook up rates at all.

    But I just wasn't sure what the "proper" way was, well now I know! Thanks Everyone!:big_smile:
     
  13. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Well Bob, you have to do it about a thousand times is all! lol..:smile2:
    Good luck brother.:wink:
     
  14. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    I COME OUT THE POINT SIDE