When snelling a hook, restrict it to lines with a breaking strength of less than 50 pounds.
To snell a hook:
Follow the fishing and boating knot links to the right for more clear pictures, directions and some animations on how to tie several popular fishing and boating knots.
- Pass the tag end of the line through the eye twice, leaving a loop hanging below the hook.
- Hold both lines along the shank of the hook.
- Use the loop to wind tight coils around the shank and both lines, from the eye upwards. Use from 5 to 10 turns.
- Use your fingers to hold these tight coils in place. Pull the line (extending from the eye) until the whole loop has passed under these tight coils.
- With coils drawn up, use pliers to pull up the tag end of the line.
The links to the left provide current marine and local weather reports, extended local weather reports, tide charts and the U. S. Coast Guard Navigation Center, featuring GPS information, DGPS sites (which are a must for anyone with a differential GPS), LORAN-C information, Local Notice to Mariners plus a boat load of miscellaneous navigational links and my Site Map. Although most of the links to the left provide local information, my out of state visitors can also find nationwide marine and weather information.
The remaining links to the right have my Boating, Fishing, Fish Species, Fish Fileting and Tackle Tips pages. Following those are my Search Engine pages, one with short descriptions and another in a table form, plus my Research Page. Last but not least, is my Doll House Gallery featuring the Farmhouse and The Garfield! These keep me busy in the winter.
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