Would you like to know how to tie a loop in the fishing line so that your bait or fly can move more freely? Or maybe you would like to know how to attach your fly fishing guide to your fly fishing line? Either way, learning to tie a loop knot is a damn important part of learning to fish.
For now, you might say to yourself, “OK, there are different types of loop nodes. How do I know which one to use?” The answer to this question is not difficult, it just depends on the type of fishing you are planning and what you want to achieve.
Attaching your bait
If you want to learn how to tie a loop in a fishing line to hold your fly or bait in place, just practice tying a non-slip loop knot. The non-slip loop knot allows your bait or fly to move more realistically through the water column because the knot is not snug against the eye of the bait or fly. The easiest way to learn how to tie a non-slip loop knot is to watch a video that will visually walk you through each step. You can always play the video until you have enough practice and master the knot.
Attach your fly line to the leader
If you want to attach your fly line to your fly fishing guide, you can use a loop-to-loop connection called a perfection loop knot. The perfection loop knot is slim, straight, and strong. If you want to learn how to tie this type of fishing line, watch the steps of the Perfection Loop knot, and then practice tying this knot yourself.
Fish two or more flies
If you want to fish with two different flies (to test one against the other) or fish with multiple hooks to increase the likelihood of a strike, an inline dropper loop knot is another fishing line well worth it to learn to bind. Step-by-step instructions on how to tie the inline dropper loop knot are also provided.
Upgrading your flies, bait, and lines is much easier when you know how to tie a fishing line loop like the non-slip loop, perfection loop, or inline dropper loop.