How Do You Tie a Heavy Knot on a Fishing Line?

Tying a heavy knot on a fishing line is an important skill to have when angling. Heavy knots, like the Palomar knot, are used to secure your hooks and lures to your line. Knowing how to tie these knots correctly can help prevent frustration and lost catches. Here are some tips for tying a heavy knot on a fishing line.

Gather Your Supplies

Before attempting to tie a heavy knot, it is important to gather the necessary supplies. You will need scissors, pliers, and of course your fishing line. Make sure you have the right size of line for what you’re tying it around – too small of a diameter could cause the knot to slip and too large could be hard to manipulate.

Tie the Knot

Once you’ve gathered your supplies, it’s time to start tying the knot. The most popular type of heavy knot is the Palomar knot, but there are other variations as well.

To tie a Palomar knot, start by passing the end of your line through the eye of your hook or lure twice. Then make an overhand loop and pull both ends in opposite directions until tight against the eye of your hook or lure. Finally, pass one end over itself before pulling in opposite directions again until tight again – this will form your heavy knot!

Check Your Knot

Once you’ve tied your heavy knot, it’s time to check it. Pull on both ends of the line with pliers or fingers – if it stays secure then you’ve tied a good knot! If not then try adjusting it until it is secure – if that doesn’t work then cut off the old one and try again!


Tying a heavy knot on a fishing line can seem intimidating at first but with practice makes perfect! Gather all necessary supplies before starting and use pliers or fingers to check for security once done. With these tips in mind, anyone can master tying heavy knots on their fishing lines in no time!

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Emma Gibson