The Cat's Paw, otherwise known as the
Offshore swivel knot is used to connect a snap swivel to a
double line. Note that it can only be used when the double
line has a complete loop. If the double has been cut to remove
a previous Cat's Paw, use an Improved
1) Thread the double through
the eye of the swivel. Place the rod in a rod holder.
This is necessary as the last step requires tension to
tie this knot properly.
the swivel through the loop.
3 loops for greater then 50 lb line
4 loops for lines between 30 lb and 50 lb
5 loops for line between 12 lb and 30 lb
6 loops for line less than 12 lbs
3) Apply steady pressure so the
loops begin to tighten, ensuring that both legs are equal
and all twists are removed. By placing the rod in a rod
holder this process is made easier. Lubricate with saliva
and pull firmly so the loops tighten snugly up against