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SoCal Knot Guide
Hangman's Knot


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On this page: Hangman's Knot

An unusual loop that can be slid around with ease. The loop actually remains open while fishing but when the fish bites, it will tighten as a knot around the eye. Even better, after the fish has been released, the knot will slide open again. This knot may even be better than the jig loop knot because this knot will keep a greater percentage of the line strength.

Hangman's Knot Instructions:

Step 1: Put the mono through the eye and leave about 3 or 4 inches. Then, take 2 wraps back toward the eye of the hook. Keep these two wraps as loose as possible.

Step 2: Take the tag end of the line and stick it back through the two wraps.

Step 3: To tighten the knot, pull on the hook and on the end of the line. Some people will use a cleat to hold the hook and pull on the end of the line with pliers. You will notice that the knot slides up and down. Pick the location you would like the knot and tighten slightly.

Step 4: Clip the tag end to about 1/8 of an inch.