A snelled hook makes the strongest line-to-hook connection, and, when tying a hook with an off set eye, the snell ensures the pull of the line is directly aligned with the hook point. Here’s the easiest method to snell a hook to a leader. Once learned, it can be tied by feel alone.
 Insert the line through the hook eye from the front, pinching the tag end against the hook shank with your thumb.
 Make six or seven wraps around the shank and tag end with the line, and secure the coils under your thumb.
 Reinsert the line through the hook eye, this time from the backside of the hook.
 Lubricate with saliva and pull tight.
Whichever connection you choose to tie on hooks, always complete the pulling-tight phase with the hook held at right angles to the line. Doing so gives you better leverage and minimizes the chances of sticking yourself with the hook point.