We show you how to use the popular Matchman hook tyer one of the easiest ways of tying a spade-end hook…
Scroll down to see how to tie a spade end hook using the Matchman hook tyer in twelve simple steps.
STEP ONE Clamp the hook into the tyer by tightening the dial. Ensure the hook point isn’t showing as this can catch the line.
STEP TWO Push in the metal prongs, note how the front one has a gap for the line to go under
STEP THREE Hold the line tight by putting a weight on the spool, or by pulling against the rod if you tie direct to the mainline.
STEP FOUR Run the tight line behind the two metal prongs.
STEP FIVE Pin the tag of line to the hook tyer with your thumb.
STEP SIX With your other hand bring the tag of line behind the hook and the tight line.
STEP SEVEN Pull the tag and the main piece of line tight to the hook near the base of the shank.
STEP EIGHT Slowly rotate the hook tyer seven or eight times, moving up the shank of the hook towards its spade.
STEP NINE Hook the tag of line behind the front prong and push both prongs in.
STEP TEN Pull both lines tight before unscrewing the clasp and wetting the lines with saliva.
STEP ELEVEN As you unscrew the clasp apply steady pressure on the line and slowly tease the knot down.
STEP TWELVE Slide the knot up to the spade by pulling the line above it. Pull the knot tight and trim the tag off. Ensure the line comes off the front of the spade.