This excellent method of attaching a kook or fly is named after noted fly fisher Ron Penny.
How to tie a Penny Knot
- Thread the eye of the hook and form a loop. Keep the tag end firmly in the left hand.
- Put the index finger under and behind the line and place finger into loop.
- Rotate the index finger one and a half times, stopping at the bottom of the second rotation.
- Poke the thumb of the same hand into the loop next to the index finger.
- Grab the tag that was prebviously stabalised by the left hand and pull through the loop.
- Pull toght after lubricating the nylon with saliva.
Knot Tying Terminology
- Butt: The thick part of the leader. The butt of a leader is attached to the fishing line.
- Tag or Tag End: The working end, the part of the line where the knot is tied.
- Standing Part: The main part of the line that is fixed and under tension. Such as the part of line that is on the reel.
- Standing End: The short area at the end of the standing part of the line.
- Working End: The part of the line used actively in tying a knot. The opposite of the standing end.
- End: A loop is a closed curved line, formed by bringing the tag end back and alongside the standing part, or a knot that creates a loop.
- Tippet: The end of a leader to which the lure is attached. The tippet can be the end of a leader or an added line to the end of a leader.
- Turns or Wraps: A turn or wrap is one complete revolution of line around another.
- Overhand Knot: The foundation for many other knots. (A Granny Knot before it is pulled tight)