The Snell Knot, originally used with eyeless hooks but still popular, ties a baited hook directly on to a leader or tippet. The Snell Knot positions the line or leader in a straight line with the shaft of the hook, creating a knot with plenty of structural integrity.
As an older type of fishing knot, the Snell has a long reputation as a dependable knot that also maintains the breaking strength of the line. This is especially the case if the line diameter is less than that of the eye. Learn how to tie the Snell Knot following the 6 steps below.