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The Rapala Knot is a non-slip loop knot that is used to connect your fishing lure to your leader. Like other loop knots, this knot allows your lure to move freely and naturally through the water. Learn more in this section.
The Rapala Knot is a non-slip loop knot that is used to connect your fishing lure to your leader. Like other loop knots, this knot allows your lure to move freely and naturally through the water. The primary advantage of tying a Rapala Knot is that it is one of the strongest loop knots, making it a wise choice when targeting larger fish species.
While there are other loop fishing knots you can use, such as the Non-Slip Loop Knot and Perfection Loop Knot, the Rapala Knot retains much of its original line strength. If you want to attach your lure or hook to a fluorocarbon leader, this is one of the best terminal loop knots to know. The only downside is that it takes a bit longer to tie than other loop knots.
For example, are you learning how to fish for species like striped bass, redfish (red drum), or muskellunge using topwater lures or trolling plugs? If so, this knot is a smart addition to your knot tying skill set.
You can tie a Rapala fishing knot in six steps. If you practice these steps a few times, you'll find that learning the best fishing knots like the Rapala is easier than you might think.
If you want to feel more confident about tying the Rapala Knot (one of the best fishing knots for lures and fluorocarbon leader), you can also watch a video on "How to Tie Rapala Knot."
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