Fly Fishing Knots: The Perfection Loop Knot

By Debbie Hanson

Sep 16, 2016

One of the fly fishing knots that you may need to use to connect your leader to your fly line is the perfection loop knot. This video will show you the simple steps for tying it…perfectly!

Learn to tie the perfection loop knot in less than two minutes! Welcome to the second instructional video in our series on how to tie fly fishing knots. If you find this helpful, be sure to watch the first video on how to tie an arbor knot. 

Perfection Loop Knot Video

Hey fishing fans, it's Debbie Hanson for, and today we're going to learn how to tie the second knot in our series on fly fishing knots -- that's the perfection loop knot. The perfection loop knot is the knot that you're going to use to attach your leader to your fly line.

So, this is going to be your line to leader connection. It's very easy, just a few simple steps.

Here's all you need to do:

1. You're going to take your leader line (the orange line is going to represent your leader), and you're going to create a loop. Just pinch the loop between your two fingers.

2. Take your line and wrap it around and in front of your first loop.

3. From there, you're going to take your tag end and run it right in between those two "mouse ears" or loops.

4. Pull the back loop through the front, and then you're going to tighten down the knot by pulling on the back loop and your tag end until it's nice and snug. Then, all you need to do is snip off your tag end, and you're good. 

That's it! Don't forget to visit, your one stop resource for all things fishing and boating. Tight lines and happy fishing.

Now that You’ve Learned How to Tie a Perfection Loop Knot…

While you’re still in the mood to learn, check out more information on how to tie fishing knots and create rigs. You’ll be in great shape for your next fly fishing trip!
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.