Learn how to tie the snell fishing knot. 1. Run line through the eye and down the shank of the hook. Form a loop behind the eye with the line against the hook shank. 2. Pass tag end around line and shank and through loop four plus times. Keep turns in a neat row and pull tag end to tighten turns around the shank. 3. Work coil or turns down the shank to the eye by pulling on standing line. Pull alternately on tag end and standing line until snug. Congratulations! You just learned how to tie the snell knot for fishing! Hope this knot tying instructional video helped you.