How to Tie the Easy Snell Knot

How to tie the Easy Snell Knot

Learn How to Tie an Easy Snell Knot. Although snelling hooks are reminiscent of the days when there were no eyeless hooks, savvy anglers recognize its distinct advantages. Snelling not only creates better hooksets but also reduces the stress on the connection.

There are many ways to snell a hook. The easiest is the Easy Snell Knot.

The easy snell, which is strong and secure in all types of line, is something every angler must know.

How to tie the Easy Snell Knot

How to Tie the Easy Snell Knot
How to Tie the Easy Snell Knot

How to Tie the Easy Snell Knot

  1. Pass the tag end through the eye of the hook at the front.
  2. Make a small loop by pulling your line from the back of your mouth to the end.
  3. Wrap the tag end around your line and shank 5 to 7, moving toward the eye.
  4. Pass the tag end through the loop.
  5. You can tie your knot by tying it.

Why Rely on the Easy Snell Knot

  • Strong –Snell knots are able to distribute force very well. They are therefore among the strongest hook connections.
  • Simple –The Easy Snell can be tied in about the same way as the Uni. This knot is easy to learn in just a few moments.
  • Quick –This is one of the fastest hook-to-line connections you will ever make. You can even tie it in seconds on a pitchingboat.

The Easy Snell Knot is a Wonderful Idea!

It’s really nothing.

Hooksets with superior hooksets can be snellered because it forces the line and shank into alignment. However, the drawback to traditional snell knots are that they’re slow and complicated.

The Easy Snell knot is fast and simple, but does the exact same job.

The Easy Snell Knot in Braid and Fluorocarbon

Monofilament nylon is well-known for its tendency to bite against itself. Engineers and scientists call it a “high coefficient for friction.” A mono knot is as strong as any other.

It is not surprising that the Easy Snell works well in mono.

Mono and fluorocarbon also create friction, but they tend to be more flexible and less forgiving in knot design. This knot is capable of handling large-diameter, stiff lines. It will not have any problems with tests exceeding 80 pounds.

For most applications, I recommend crimping and knotting above that.

Braided superlines woven from Dyneema and Spectra fibers are notorious for their tendency to fail to knot. These materials are super strong in diameter but as slippery as fish slime. These materials have low coefficients and require lots of twists and bends, extra wraps and all the pressure that a knot can provide to make them hold.

The good news? The Easy Snell does this well. It’s a great way to attach a hook and braid.

What Happens When Easy Snell Knots FAIL?

The short answer is no.

These are the most frequent culprits.

  • Tie the knot in a frayed or damaged stringA weak line, even if it is knotted, will not give its full strength. It is necessary to replace frayed or damaged lines.
  • You don’t need to tie your knot before you can pinch.Water or spitting can be used to lubricate your line and allow the knot to slide into place. This ensures maximum integrity and is an important step to follow when making a knot.


Lewis Mark is a vastly experienced fly fisher. His encyclopedic knowledge of fly tying has led to start blog on fishing. He also review Fishing equipment based on his knowledge and experience.