Tying Circle Hooks

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by orion_xxvx, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. orion_xxvx

    orion_xxvx New Member

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    Which side of eye is line supposed to come out of in order to make hook work properly?
     
  2. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Hooks with up or down eyes are designed to be snelled, although other knots will work. Straight eye hooks can be tied with your preferred knot.
    The idea is to get a straight line of pull on the hook, line and shank of hook in line when under tension.
     

  3. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    Bam has it right. The standard circle hook like the ones from Team Catfish (
    [​IMG]) just require your favorite knot. You don't have to snell these.
     
  4. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i use octopus circles, so i snell them using the uni snell knot. i have never lost a fish at the knot yet, and i have caught some good ones.
     
  5. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    I just tie mine in a granny knot
     
  6. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    According to some tests I read, snelling a straight eye circle hook improved the hookup by 30%. When snelling straight eye hook the line goes in from the front.
     
  7. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    :0a23: i agree with that also griz .
     
  8. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    I beg to differ I have not noticed a snell knot out perform a palomar or any other kind of knot. Although I will say use what knot you have confidence in. I use palomar and improved clinch knots only.
     
  9. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    Personally I don't use circle hooks, but I ran across a 6 year study done on them vs J hooks. What I posted was the findings from this study about using different knots. Not sure if I can post the link on here but if anyone wants to read it pm me or just google circle fishing hooks( it's the second link on the list)
     
  10. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    Cool thanks, I'm all for reading...
     
  11. Tyme2fish

    Tyme2fish New Member

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    I was watching Hank Parker one time and he had a special way to tie a knot for a circle hook. It was not a palomar.

    I'm sorry but I forgot how he tied it and have been trying since then to find his method on the web.
     
  12. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    I use the snell knot it works great.
     
  13. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    I snell all of my hooks and it works well for me.
     
  14. duckalot

    duckalot Well-Known Member

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    I have been trying to learn the Snell Knot but I am just not getting it. I went to the animated knot website but am still cornfused.
    :eek:oooh::confused2:
     
  15. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Go to the library on this site. Some good info there.
     
  16. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

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    Rob, Here is a simple and "effective" snell method. Hold your hook in your left hand between your thumb and index finger (hook eye facing to your right) run your line through eye, about 2/3 the length of hook shank and then pinch the "tag" end w/ your thumb and index finger. Then take your right hand and make 7-8 wraps around the hook shank ( hold the colis tightly) then run the loose end back through the eye and pull tight. Great Knot. I also take a cigerette lighter and burn my tag end, this would help prevent it from pulling out.:wink:Very simple knot to tie and effective!
     
  17. katcaller

    katcaller New Member

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    Duckalot; Don't know if this will help or not. The way I tie mine is to hold the hook by the bend, bring the line through the eye. use extra line, don't skimp, skimping makes the tie much much harder. come up and forward with the line forming a loop along the line of the bend of the hook. Pinch off the loop. take the tag end and make 7 - 10 turns around the line and shank of the hook. Run the tag end back through the loop in your finders. Pull both end away from each other. Don't get too frustrated, after a few trys it will come easy. Pm me if you need a little more help. katcaller
     
  18. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    Thats how i snell mine :wink:
     
  19. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    Outstanding; thanks.