The Snood Knot is the one to use for connecting nylon monofilament and fluorocarbon lines to hooks with cranked eyes, where it will hold the hook shank in-line with the hook length rather than allowing it to rotate, as would a Uni-Knot.
Conversely, it shouldn't be used on hooks with straight eyes, as it will hold them off at an angle as shown further down this page - use the Uni-Knot for those.
This knot is also known as the Snell Knot, and hooks tied with it are often referred to as 'snelled hooks'.
First, pass the line through the hooks eye twice,as shown here. Note the loop hanging under the hook.
Artwork by Andrew Simpson
Then, take the loop and wind it around the hooks shank and both lines. Make 5 or so turns for heavy lines, perhaps 10 for the lightest.
To tighten the knot, grip the turns between thumb and forefinger and pull the line in the direction of the arrow.
And here's what happens if you tie it in a straight-eyed hook - that's the one on the right ...
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