Everyone seems to have an opinion about which fishing knots are best for which applications, but we love to use this loop knot when we’re fishing with flies or top water lures because it’s easy to tie and forms a nice non-slip loop at the end of your line. If tied correctly, the loop will give your lure or fly a much more natural presentation. I’ve included tying instructions and a YouTube video clip from James Thielemann below:
1) Make an overhand knot in the line about 8 inches from the end. Pass the tag end of the line through the hook eye and back through the loop of the overhand knot.
2) Wrap the tag end around the standing part of the line 3 or 4 times. Bring tag end back through overhand knot, entering from same side it exited from before.
3) Moisten the knot, and then pull slowly on the tag end to cinch the wraps loosely together. Pull the loop and the standing line in opposite directions to seat the knot. Trim tag end. Your non-slip loop knot is complete!