Start with about 24-36 inches of leader. This knot usually takes
8-10 inches of line when tying, so cut accordingly for the desired
leader length. Thread one end of the line through the eye of the
hook, just enough to match the length of the shank before the hook
starts to bend.
Next, begin wrapping the line around the shank in a clockwise
direction. The first loop can be a little tricky to get started and
may take few tries.
Continue wrapping backward toward the bend in the hook. Keep
wraps tight and neat. Applying pressure on the line will keep them
from coming loose. Generally, 8-18 wraps are sufficient, it will
depend on your preference.
Next, take the opposite end of the leader, and parallel to the
shank, thread it through the eye of the hook in the opposite
direction from which the eye was originally threaded. Don't pull the
line all the way through the eye; rather, leave plenty of line on
the hook side of the eye in order to complete the knot. Be sure to
keep the line taught or the wraps already made will come loose. If
they do you may have to start from scratch.
Now, continue to make clockwise wraps over the line that was
just put through the eye. Generally, 6-15 wraps should suffice.
These wraps should still be tight and neat, but do not have to be as
tight as the original wraps. Make sure the wraps do not overlap or
else the knot won't pull together correctly once complete.
Now, while maintaining pressure on the wraps by holding the line
tight in one hand, grasp all of the wraps around the shank of the
hook with the fingers and thumb of your other hand.
This will free up the hand that was originally holding the line
tight. Now, use this free hand (or some may prefer to use their
teeth) to grasp the end of the leader that was threaded back through
the eye and slowly begin pulling the slack through.
This final step is the trickiest part and may take a few tries
to get the hang of it.
The hook is now ready to have a small clump of roe inserted into
the egg loop. Pull the line until the row is held snug against the
hook shank where it belongs.