Snelled Fishing Hooks
Besides improved catch rates, the snell knot takes only seconds per hook to
tie. The resulting attachment is one of the strongest fishing knots around, whereas
tying to the eye of the hook weakens the trace by as much as 40% (depending on
the knot used and the skill of the fisherman tying the knot).
The best snelled fishing hooks found in the extensive sea trials (over 10,000
hooks were set) are available from Paul's Fishing Kites. The snell is the easiest
fish hook tying knot around.
There are two types available
- Nickel Teflon : fishing hook sizes 4/0 & 5/0
For conventional fishing with rods and reels from boat or shore.
- Seaguard Coated : fishing hook sizes 4/0 & 5/0
These have a smaller eye for tighter snelling and are best for longlines, kite
fishing and kon tiki rigs.
Paul's Fishing Kites full range of hook products can be found here