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Home > Learn to Fish & Boat > How To Fish > How to Tie Fishing Knots
Loop knots are meant to have open loops where you can tie a line to the end of a rig or to make an interconnecting system for attaching tackle parts. Learn how to create fishing line knots with these simple instructions.
A fishing loop knot is used so the line or leader won’t impair the action of the lure, for example with “walk-the-dog” artificial lures that “swim” back and forth.
The surgeon’s knot (or double surgeon’s knot) for lures will use more line than most. It can feel bulky, but is great for making quick, strong loops at the end of lines and leaders for connecting to other loops.
To learn how to make this type of fishing loop knot, follow these three steps:
The figure-eight fishing line loop knots are easy to tie and are often used on multi-hook fishing lines. Use this simple loop knot to make a loop in the middle of your line to attach a hook or another rig. For a figure-eight fishing loop knot, there are three steps to follow:
Use this loop knot for lures to make a loop in the middle of your line to attach a hook or another rig. This fly fishing loop knot is are often used on multi-hook fishing lines. Learning how to make this fishing loop knot is easy:
Now that you’ve mastered how to tie fishing knots such as loop knots and line joining knots, you’re ready to build a fishing rig at the end of your line.
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