A question I asked myself numerous times was how to tie a snafu rig. Thanks to all of those who have showed me these knots, I thought I would share them with others that didn't get the privilege of getting a 1-on-1 lesson.*Each picture has a short description below it.*Tying a snafu rig
Here is a step-by-step how to Snell hooks using an easy version of the Snell Knot.#1a
: First, I start by cutting a length of leader about 2'. Then you take one end of the leader, and feed it through the eye.#2a
: Next, take the tag end, and loop it upwards. I usually make the tag end at least
6 inches to make it easier to tighten up. Pinch the loop.#3a
: Take the tag end, and wrap it around the shank of the hook.#4a
: Wrap it around the shank 6-8 times.#5a
: Remember the loop you pinched? Slide your grip off of the loop, and onto the wraps.#6a
: Take the tag end, and put it through the loop.#7a
: Begin tightening by pulling on both ends.#8a
: Tighten it all, and trim the tag end.
Snell another hook on the opposite end by repeating the steps above.
: Put both hooks together, doubling the line.#2b
: When you put both hooks together, the opposite end forms a loop. Grasp the loop and make a simple overhand knot.#3b
: Wrap it around once more.#4b
: Pull it tight.#5b
: Voila! Snafu rig.#1c
: To make a different version of the snafu, simply Snell 1 hook using step 1a through 8a, but instead of snelling another hook on the opposite end, slide a hook through as pictured above. Tie a surgeons knot at the end, and you have a sliding Snafu.
Now you know how you can tie your own Snafu Rig!
**Please note, when tying Snells with mono and baitholder hooks, be careful not to wrap around the barbs on the shank.**