How to Tie a Fishing Loop Knot?

When it is about fishing knots to tie the lures and hooks, the number is no less than a hundred. Hundred is perhaps way less, as only a knot like loop knots has several types and forms. Loop knots are ultra-strong knots and tied, especially when the lures require more action and free movements.

Unlike the knots tied and fixed to the hook’s or lure’s eyelet, loop knots due to the loop give enough space for the lure, fly or hook to move. It can basically move freely in the water due to that very loop. The more the lure or fly gets free movement, the better the rate of catching fishes.

The perfect knot hardly exists, and there are always chances for your lines to break. However, if you are tying your lures to the fishing line through loop knots, the chances of breakage minimize to half.

Here we present you some of the popular loop knots, favorites of experienced anglers, and will discuss the whole process of how to tie a fishing loop knot, each one of them right beneath.

How to Tie a Fishing Loop Knot?

Loop Knot #1 – Rapala Loop Knot

Let’s start with the Rapala loop knot, not too easy to tie, neither very difficult, just the perfect loop knot for many anglers angling a range of fishes from small to big brutes.

How to Tie a Fishing Loop Knot
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  • Take your braided fish line; this knot works the best with braided fish line.
  • Tie an overhand knot above the tag end, leaving 5-6 inches of the tag end.
  • First, take the tag end through the hook or lure’s eyelet and then through the overhand knot.
  • Wrap the tag end around the mainline 3-4 times, as we are using a braided fish line. The number of times you wrap the tag end mostly depends on the thickness of the fish line.
  • Now tuck in the tag end through the back of the overhand knot. This step will form a new loop along the wrapped mainline and tag end.
  • Take the tag end one last time through that new loop.
  • Then tighten the knot by a slight pulling of the mainline and tag end.
  • The final step is to pull the hook and mainline and tighten the knot as firmly as possible.
  • Trim the excess, and you have your very strong, most used Rapala Loop Knot.

Loop Knot #2 – Perfection Loop Knot

The perfection loop knot or the Angler’s loop knot could feel like a tricky knot for the first few attempts and needs a little practice compared to others. However, it is a knot that is highly unbreakable.

  • Take your fishing line and create a loop by crossing the tag end over the standing line.
  • Pinch-hold the joining of the tag end and the mainline.
  • Create another loop with the tag end, and this time the loop will be over the first loop, and the tag end will be right under the main line close to the joint you pinch-held.
  • Now the two loops will have a midsection, and you will have to wrap the tag end right there.
  • Open up the two loops slightly to wrap the tag end in the middle of those two loops.
  • Grab hold of the second loop through the first loop and bring the second loop through the first.
  • When you pull the second loop through the first loop, you will see the knot being formed and tied.
  • Pull the line and tag end to tighten the knot further and trim the excess off.
  • Use that large loop to attach your hooks and lures with a swivel. It is a great alternative to slightly difficult Surgeon’s Loop Knot.

Loop Knot #3 – Non-Slip Loop Knot

Non-Slip Loop Knot is the simple knot, also known as the Kreh Loop Knot. It has to be the easiest loop knot to tie, which provides immense natural action to the fly and lure without compromising the knot’s potency.

  • Tie an overhand knot 5-6 inches above the tag end. If the fishing line is thin, 7-8 inches above.
  • Tighten it slightly but not entirely so that you have a little loop in the overhand knot.
  • Take the tag end through the hook or lure eye first and then through the overhand loop.
  • Ensure the tag end line that went through the eye is parallel to the line you just inserted into the overhand loop.
  • Pull the tag end to tighten the knot but not entirely yet. You just need to bring the knots and loops closer to the eyelet.
  • Hold the tag end and start wrapping it up around the standing line 4-5 times. If the line is thin, 7-8 times.
  • Now take the tag end through the same overhand knot where the two lines stood parallel.
  • With this newly tucked-in tag end, the lines standing beside one another in parallel are three now.
  • First, pull the tag end and mainline to tighten the knot, and then pull the hook and the mainline for a more potent knot.

Loop Knot #4 – Figure 8 Loop Knot

Figure 8 Loop Knot, aka Flemish Knot or Savoy Knot, is actually a knot that takes no more than a few seconds to tie yet a little complicated to look at at first glance. It is the stronger version of an overhand knot. This knot works with pretty much any fishing line thin, thick, mono, fluorocarbon or braid.

  • Hold the tag end and put it right alongside the mainline in parallel.
  • You will use both lines as one single piece.
  • Now hold the loop section of the double line. Cross it over the lines to create a loop.
  • Pinch-hold the joining section of the loop.
  • Wrap the loop section from the back of the joining section, just one time.
  • Take the loop section through the first loop.
  • Pull the loop section and mainline to tighten the knot.
  • The loop is big enough to attach the swivel or fly with the hook and lure. Or simply insert the double line through the hook eye and tie the knot.


Loop knots are crucial for artificial lures and inshore fishing where the anglers need natural action, comparatively more. As the fishing lures can move freely, there is no colliding of the hook and fishing line. Thus the fishing line has a lesser chance to break. We are not going to decide the best knot here because it varies. Depending on the water condition, fish, fishing line, lure, and so many other things to consider, any one of these loop knots can work the best. You never know. However, what we surely know is that these are the easiest yet the strongest of knots, let alone loop knots for anglers of all skill levels.

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