The Palomar Knot is as close to it gets to 100% strength when it’s tied correctly. It’s also the absolute best solution for tying braided fishing line. When tying this knot you must make sure that the hook is passed up and through the loop. This is the way to get everything to cinch up tightly together. It can be a very weak knot when tied incorrectly.
Before tying your fishing knot you take these steps to increase strength:
- Get the Palomar Knot wet with water or spit before fully tightening.
- Get the Palomar Knot as tight as possible.
- Trim the excess end off the fishing line.