How to Tie a Palomar Knot

Follow this step-by-step guide so you know how to tie a Palomar knot the next time you're out on the water.

The Palomar knot is an easy and useful knot for fishermen. This fundamental knot can be used to tie your hook to your line, leader or tippet. Palomar knots can be used with any fishing line option, but they are exceptionally effective with braided line. Follow along with this knot-tying guide from DICK’S Sporting Goods Associate and fishing enthusiast Justin Lonchar as he explains this strong and reliable knot.


  1. Take the tag end of your fishing line and insert it through the eyelet of your hook.
  2. Next, Lonchar says to wrap your line back through the eyelet creating a loop on one side.
  3. With the newly doubled fishing line, tie an overhand knot. (Watch that you don’t twist the lines.)
  4. Pull your hook through the loop end of your fishing line.
  5. Moisten the freshly made knot and tighten.

Lonchar adds that once your knot is secure to go ahead and trim the excess tag end.

The Palomar knot can be used with all fishing line types and can be your go-to for strength and simplicity. Follow these steps to add some confidence at the end of your line.

Expand your knot-tying abilities with these guides on the double uni knot.