View Full Version : snell knots with yarn
03-21-2005, 11:58 PM
how do you use a snell not to tie yarn on a hook at streamside? i've seen many guys do this on a local river of mine and it seems just as effective as pretied eggs, but saves vest space with plain hook and time on the water and vice.
03-22-2005, 09:18 PM
I snell my egg hooks while on the river. I prefer doing it this way 1) Not very good at tying egg patterns first off 2) Spend enough money on flies that I wish I could tie, lol 3) it's easier switching yarn (IMHO) than it is to cut your line, and re-tie on another hook.
I will try and give simple ( :rolleyes: ) instrucions.
1) If you are right handed, hold the hook in your right hand and line in your left, if left handed, just reverse this.
2) Take your tippet/leader and feed it through the eye of the hook and leave about 4" or so of extra line
3) Take the tag end and fold it back toward the eye of the hook creating a loop then hold the loop and hook with your thumb and index finger.
4) Keeping the hook and loop in you right hand (left hand if left handed), take the tag end and make about 5-6 wraps around the shank of the hook and line. Push the tag end through the loop and pull it tight.
5) Take about 1" peice of chosen yarn, and put it through the loop. Pull leader/tippet tight, and your knot should slide up to the eye of hook. If not, use your thunmbnail and push it.
Hope this helps and you can understand it.
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