It sure seems like there are as many knots as the number of fish species we use them for. Every once in a while, we run into a particular knot that is simple, super easy to tie, and is very effective. This knot is one of them, and we’re here to show you how to tie it. This knot works well for any application where a standard loop-to-loop connection is required.
Our seasoned guides at Alaska West Lodge showed this knot, and the origins are currently unknown. By all means, if you can provide credit for this knot, we are more than willing to give it. In the meantime, if you know this knot, great! If knot…you’re welcome.
This loop knot works. This knot was tied using a 15-pound monofilament, Maxima Ultragreen.
Step 1. With your mono, create a single loop.
Step 2. Pull until taught.
Step 3. Push your fingers to form a loop. Leave enough of the original loop (tag loop) to feed into the loop you just created.
Step 3. Twist the loop you just created two times.
Step 4. After two twists, feed the tag loop and pull.
Step 5. The result should be a “figure 8” shape.
Step 6. Pull taught, and trim the tag.