In situations where you're attaching a fairly light leader to a large hook (such as targeting gun-shy yellowfin, for example), the power snell shines. A nonload-bearing tag end acts as a cushion for the load-bearing leader to provide exceptional strength and reliability. The knot's chief advocate, Jeff Pierce, national sales coordinator for Mustad, has perfected tying the power snell, as detailed below and in our instructional slide show.
July 30, 2009
Learn how with video and photo instructions