Knotless Knot

The knotless knot is a study hitch knot that winds around a fishing hook to attach it to a line, with an extra length of line left to hang under to hook. The extra length can then be incorporated into a hair rig such as a bollie. This knot is very popular with carp fishermen, and is even self-hooking to a certain extent.

Instead of the main line, this knot is usually made with the near end of the leader. This means that the far end can already be looped or baited while you work. Pass the near end through the hook eye towards the point of the hook, then wrap the line tightly around the shaft of the hook and over itself, moving down from the eye to the bend. Then, pass the end through the eye and back to the front. Learn how to tie the Knotless Knot following the 4 simple steps below.

Knotless knot step 1

Step 1: Tie a loop for bait at one end of the line. Pass the other end of the line through the eye of the hook. Position the hook parallel to the main line with the hook toward the bait loop end.

Knotless knot step 2

Step 2: Double back and make 6 to 7 wraps around the hook shank and main line.

Knotless knot step 3

Step 3: After completing the wraps, double back again and run the free end through the eye of the hook.

Knotless knot step 4

Step 4: While holding the loop end secure, pull the free end tight while sliding the wraps toward the eye of the hook.