Palomar Knot

Palomar Knot

The Palomar knot has been around for a really long time. A great knot to teach any child due to its simplicity and creating a very secure fixing, it certainly packs a punch. Even during the early 90’s with the onset of Spectra and Dyneema fishing lines this fishing knot held on while many slipped past the wayside. Incredible knot really, strong, neat and many use. Take a look at our overview and ‘how to’ videos, and gain a greater understanding of this knot, the Palomar Knot. It’s a fishing knot that has always held a love/hate relationship with many anglers. One of the best terminal tackle connections any angler should know how to tie.

Overall Rating: 7.5/10

  • One of the easiest knots to tie. Great for braid, monofilament and flurocarbon. Actually performs well in all three line types.
  • Strong as anything.
  • The final position of the loop is in question and has always been. Both options have their benefits depending on your line types.
  • Looks very messy when using thick monofilament and flurocarbon.
  • Tag exit on one variant is problematic .

How to tie an Palomar Knot

A revered knot by many fisherman, you may not like how it looks but it’s got it where it counts. For ease and strength, it’s a winner. Coming Soon!!

Palomar Knot Overview

Is the loop end final position that important? Does it matter?  Are there benefits to which option you use? Find out. Coming Soon!!

Testing the Palomar Knot

Find out whether this knot is only good on thinner lines or does it impress on thicker lines also. Does it slip in its original format?