We’re launching two not so politically correct morale patches in the ITS Store today and hope they won’t cause too... View ArticleView Article
Snelling a hook is a common practice in fishing to maintain an even, straight line pull on the fish.
It’s also know to increase catch rates due to the hook staying inline and not moving side to side, as with tying to the eye of the hook.
The Snell Knot also allows a leader to be tied directly into a hook, and is one of the strongest fishing knots.
You should consider adding instructions for tying this knot into your survival kit, or just practice it from time to time.
*Note* There are other methods for tying this knot, and it’s also commonly referred to as a Uni (Universal) Knot.
Snell Knot » Bends
(Strength: 5/Secure: 4/Stability: 3/Difficulty: 1)
Please refer to our Knot of the Week introduction post for a description of what these ratings mean.
- Tying a leader directly to a hook
- Start with your hook facing down
- Insert the working end of your line up through the eye of the hook
- Create a loop with the working end
- Wrap 4-5 turns around the working end and the hook
- Leave the working end outside of the loop
- Holding the working end, pull on the standing part to tighten
View the gallery or YouTube video below and follow along with the steps above!
Are you getting more than 14¢ of value per day from ITS Tactical?
Please consider joining our Crew Leader Membership and our growing community of supporters.
At ITS Tactical we’re working hard every day to provide different methods, ideas and knowledge that could one day save your life. Instead of simply asking for your support with donations, we’ve developed a membership to allow our readers to support what we do and allow us to give you back something in return.
For less than 14¢ a day you can help contribute directly to our content, and join our growing community of supporters who have directly influenced what we’ve been able to accomplish and where we’re headed.
We're working on it :) Not to let the whole cat out of the bag, but we're working on a way to have a membership area of the site where you'll have access to things like all of our Knot of the Week videos to download and some other great extras.
Look for some great changes coming to ITS Tactical, and thanks for the comment!
Charles, We're working on it :) Not to let the whole cat out of the bag, but we're working on a way to have a membership area of the site where you'll have access to things like all of our Knot of the Week videos to download and some other great extras. Look for some great changes coming to ITS Tactical, and thanks for the comment!