How To Tie A Knotless Knot

Snake-Bite is Simon’s first choice hook link, whether fishing for 50-pounders at Yateley or 10-pounders at Roost Hole!
Peel a length of Snake-Bite off the spool like this. You need to peel off around 16 inches in total.
Thread on a hook. Simon uses the Continental Boilie hook because it’s strong and suits the knotless knot perfectly.
Lay the hook link along the back of the hook’s shank and start whipping away from the gap between the eye and shank.
Keep whipping so that the hair is trapped in position. By whipping away from the gap in the eye, your knot will be stronger.
When the whipping has reached the area on the shank almost opposite the point, pass the hook link back through the eye.
Now pull the knot tight. The hair doesn’t have a loop in it yet. Before you tie one, strip the outer coating from the hair.
The supple hair is an integral and very important part of this rig. Simon is sure it helps catch more fish.
Create a hinge on the hook link an inch or so from the eye of the hook. Do this by peeling back more Snake-Bite.
Now tie a size 8 swivel onto the other end of the hook link. Tie it on using a loop knot to give flexibility and movement.
The finished rig! Note the positioning of the putty that balances the pop-up – below the hinge in the hook link.
Here is Simon’s semi-fixed rig. He places a swivel lead onto a 2mm length of silicone tubing, which also covers the swivel eye.