Thom Airs

Grinner knot

Thom Airs
Grinner knot

Step-by-step guide to tying the grinner knot

This versatile knot for attaching hooks and swivels is an enduring classic and is the first knot many anglers learn.

1) You'll want a fairly long tag end of about 6ins with this one. Begin by passing your line through a swivel or hook and wrap it around itself four or fives times on the way back.

2) Take the tag end back towards the swivel or hook so it creates a loop as seen here between both hands.

3) Thread the tag end through the loop created in step two and wrap it a further four or five times.

4) As you slowly begin to tighten the knot down you'll notice it forms a shape a bit like a pair of spectacles.

5) Moisten the knot as you tighten it down. The knot itself will form away from the swivel or hook, but by pulling the tag end it will slide down.

6) The finished knot is neat and secure.