Many fishermen and anglers are left confused about how to tie a fishing hook without hole. However, it is really not as hard as you think it is. Once you get the hang of it, like all things, you are sure to become a pro at it in the best way possible. However, this is going to need some practice.
To make things easier, we have provided more than one alternative that you can use when tying a fishing hook without a hole so you can pick the one most appropriate for you.
Laying the line under the hook
This is the most common way people do it.
- First of all, take the line and lay it under the hook. Next, form a loop behind the hook.
- Once you do this, pinch the two lines together and wrap the main line back up the shank of the hook towards the tag end. Make certain you do this for at least 4 to 6 turns.
- Take the tag end and pass it through the loop and slowly but firmly pull it out. See that everything stays properly aligned.
- Once this is done, all you need to do is trim off the tag end and you are good to go.
The reverse manner
You can also tie a fishing hook without a hole in another way which is the complete reverse of the above-mentioned method. Doing it this way also leaves you with a neater and cleaner look and appearance. Having said that, you also need to know that it is not as strong as the previous method.
To tie a fishing hook this way, you need to pinch it towards the eye end. After this, wrap the line the other way down the shank towards the boat end. This is also known as the whipping knot. Once you do this, simply pull the end and you are ready to go fishing.
Tying the hook with nylon
You can also tie a fishing hook without a hole with the help of nylon. This is a harder approach to keep up with because nylon is a more tough material. The trick here lies in being more conscious when pinching the line and keeping the line under tension. This prevents everything from unraveling and making you start from scratch all over again. You should give around 4 to 6 turns and then push the end back through the loop.
When doing this, make sure you hold everything securely. Pull gently on the trace end and see that the trace end comes out at the bottom of the hook. The thicker and stiffer the nylon, the harder this is to get right. Once this is done, simply trim off the tag end and you are all set to go fishing.
So there you go. You can go about tying a fishing hook even without a hole and have a seamless and fruitful fishing experience. Make the most of these tips and you are sure to have the time of your life fishing.
Fishing is more than just a hobby for me—it’s my obsession. I was born into a family of fishers and have carried on that tradition almost every day of my life. From Denmark to Thailand, the Bahamas, and more, I’ve gotten a chance to see the world because of fishing. I currently live in Thailand and run FishingKris where I post tips, tricks, and guides to help ordinary people fish better, and have a more fun time out on the water.