Fly Fishing Knots: Non-Slip Loop Knot

By Debbie Hanson

Sep 27, 2016

The non-slip loop knot is one of the top fly fishing knots to use for tying your fly to your leader. This quick video will show you the easy steps for tying it

Hey fishing fans! It's Debbie Hanson for, and today we're going to learn how to tie the third knot in our series on fly fishing knots -- the non-slip loop knot. This is a great knot to use for tying your fly to your leader. It's really simple, here's all you need to do. 

Tying the Non-Slip Loop Knot 

1. Take your leader line and tie and overhand knot a few inches from the end. 

2. From there you're going to take your tag end and slide it through the eye of your hook or fly.

3. Then you're going to take the tag end and run it back through the loop you created with your overhand knot. 

4. From there, wrap the tag end of your line around the standing end two or three times, and then back through the loop you created with your overhand knot. 

5. Tighten down on both the tag end and standing end of your line so that your non-slip loop knot is nice and snug. Then, you are just going to snip off any remaining line on your tag end.

And there you have it -- your non-slip loop knot! This is one of the most popular fly fishing knots to use because it gives plenty of motion to your fly or lure, it lets it move freely through the water column. This is a great knot to learn and use… and it's very simple. So, that's it! Tight lines and happy fishing! Don't forget to visit, your one stop-resource for all things fishing and boating. 

Now that you know how to tie a non-slip loop knot so that you can tie your fly onto your leader, learn about the best starter flies to use on your freshwater fishing trips.
Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.