Fishing Knots & More
Lots Of Knots!
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Alpine Butterfly Loop
The Alpine Butterfly Loop is forms a loop mid-line. The loop can take equal loads on both ends of the fishing line, and on the loop. The alpine butterfly loop can be used to attach droppers or to make several different bait rigs.
Alpine Butterfly Knot
The Alpine Butterfly Knot can be tie the same way as an alpine butterfly loop. But the alpine butterfly knot makes an end loop instead of a mid-line loop by trimming the end tag. A strong loop that is easy to tie.
The Bimini Twist creates a long loop of line which retain 100% of the original line strengt. The bimini twist is the the strongest loop knot of all but it takes a little practice to get i right. It is an essential knot for fly fishing and light tackle fishing so the bimini twist is a good knot to know.
Blood Bight Knot
The Blood Bight Knot is a quick and easy knot that forms a loop mid-line. If tied as an end loop it is named figure of eight loop or double figure of eight. The blood bight knot can be used to attach extra hooks or to attach droppers. When tied mid-line the blood bight only retains around 50 % of the lines original breaking strenght, so when strenght is important other knots might be better options.
Cross Loop Connection
The Cross Loop Connection is a way of connecting two loops. This connection ratain around 90 percent of the lines original breaking strenght. Once mastered it is both quick and easy to tie.
Double Figure Of Eight
The Double Figure Of Eight is a quick and easy loop knot that forms an end loop. If the double figure of eight is tied midline it is called a blood bight knot but when tied as an end loop the name is double figure of eight. It will retain around 70 percent of the lines breaking strenght and can be used to attach hooks, sinkers or droppers.
Double Overhand Loop
The Double Overhand Loop is a very quick and easy way to tie a loop at the end of the line. It is not a very strong knot but it is fine for attaching a sinker. For most other applicatiopns other stronger knots are better options. The double overhand loop retains around 55 percent of the line original breaking strenght. A simple and yet reliable fishing knot.
Double Overhand Noose
The Double Overhand Noose is a simple loop that is easy to tie. It can be tied in both rope and fishing line. It is not the strongest loop knot and for fishing applications it is best used as a quick way to attach a sinker.
The Dropper loop is a classic loop knot which is often used on multi-hook fishing lines and bait rigs. The dropper loop is also often used by fly fishermen to attach an extra fly to the leader. The dropper loop can be created in the middle of a the fishing line and forms a loop which is off to the side of the line.
The Duncan’s Loop form a loop at the end of the line. Unlike many other loop knots the duncan’s loop can easily be ajusted to the desired size before it is pulled tight. It is often used by fly fishermen to attach a fly to the leader but can be used in other applications aswell. This compact knot is easy to tie and will retain around 85 percent of the lines original breaking strength.
The End Loop is a loop knot for tieing a loop in monafilament. The end loop is simple an quick to tie and very strong. These benefits makes the end loop a great choice for many situations.
Figure Of Eight Loop
The Figure Of Eight Loop is a quick and easy loop knot that forms an end loop. If the figure of eight loop is tied midline it is called a blood bight knot but the correct name when tied as an end loop is figure of eight loop. It will retain around 70 percent of the lines breaking strenght and can be used to attach hooks, sinkers or droppers.
Homer Rhode Loop
The Homer Rhode Loop allows lures or flies to move freely and is used when a lure requires that to move naturally. It is easily tied and retains around 85 percent of the lines original breaking strenght.
The Lineman’s Loop forms a loop mid-line. The loop can take equal loads on both ends of the fishing line, and on the loop. The lineman’s loop can be used to attach droppers or to make several different bait rigs.
The Perfection Loop is a great knot for tying a small loop at the end of the line. The Perfection Loop is perfectly in line with the standing part of the leader and it is both quick and easy to tie.
The Plaited Double knot is very strong loop splice. It retains around 95 percent of the lines breaking strength so it is well worth to learn this knot. The only down side is that it is a little complicated but when mastered it is easier than the bimini twist and just as strong.
The Poacher’s Noose is a simple loop that is easy to tie. It can be tied in both rope and fishing line. It is not the strongest loop knot and for fishing applications it is best used as a quick way to attach a sinker.
The Rapala Knot is the knot that the Rapala brothers recommend to use with Rapala lures. The Rapala Knot attaches the lure with a loop at the end of the line. The loop will allow the lure to move freely and naturally. The Rapala brother also emphasize that the line is attached directly to the eye of the lure without the use of a snap or swirvel. Again this is to insure a natural movement.
The Spider Hitch is one of the easiest ways to form a loop or a double in a line. It is far easier than the bimini twist and the plaiting a double but it is not as strong. In monofilament it will retain around 80 percent of the lines original breaking strenght and much less with braides lines. The knot is popular for beeing quick and handy.
The Surgeon’s Loop is a popular loop because it one of the quickest and easiest loops to tie. The surgeon’s loop is also very strong so it no wonder that it is popular. The surgeon’s loop will form a perfect loop at the fishing line. It can be used to make a loop to loop connection or to attach a lure that needs to move freely.
Twisted Dropper Loop
The Twisted Dropper Loop is a variation of the dropper loop. As the dropper loop the twisted dropper loop forms a loop which is off to the side of the line. In the this variation the line is twisted before the loop is created. This stiffens the line and make it stand nicely off to the side. The twisted dropper loop can be used anytime a loop is needed in the middle of your leader.