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tying on a hook #12562024
01/03/18 04:01 AM
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Well what the heck. Kind of a strange question but here it goes. When tying on a hook do you ?

a. Insert the line thru the eye from the front or inside bend of the hook

b. Insert the line thru the eye from the back side of the hook.

( I assure you that Tequila was not used in the formulation of this question.)

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Re: tying on a hook [Re: Kathy Bthomas] #12562033
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I don't think it matters unless you are tying a snell knot for flippin then you want to run the line through from the front.

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Re: tying on a hook [Re: Kathy Bthomas] #12562101
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It matters with a few knots. When it does matter, you insert the line into the hook eye on the hook point side of the hook eye. Develop a habit of always starting out your knot this way so that when you start tying knots where it does matter, it’s second nature to start the knot in this manner

Knots where it matters
—snell
—palomar for a drop shot
There’s probably some others


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Re: tying on a hook [Re: Kathy Bthomas] #12562200
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All horizontal eyes go through hook side, vertical doesn't mater.


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Re: tying on a hook [Re: Kathy Bthomas] #12562270
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I always go in from the hookside. Good practice, since some knots require that start.


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Re: tying on a hook [Re: Kathy Bthomas] #12562415
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I always go in through hook side...


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Re: tying on a hook [Re: Kathy Bthomas] #12562420
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Others mention some knots where it is required. One more example would be a Palomar knot tied to a drop shot hook. After it is tied, the tag end is typically passed back through the hook eye to tug the knot over so that the hook stands out like a flag perpendicular to the line, hook side facing up.

I agree: It is just a good habit to always push it through from the hook side.

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Re: tying on a hook [Re: Kathy Bthomas] #12562478
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Re: tying on a hook [Re: Kathy Bthomas] #12562479
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I use a Fisherman’s Knot (improved clinch) on just about everything and the starting position of the line makes no difference but like stated above it makes a big difference for certain knots. Best example is the Palomar Knot when rigging a drop shot setup because if you do not begin with the line passing through the “barbed or bend side” the hook will rest in the downward position and not face upwards(no I’ve never done a study on hookup ratios with hook up or down, that’s just the right way :-). Just stay in a habit of starting correct even when it does not matter.


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