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The egg loop knot is a good knot to use for securely holding soft baits against the shank of a hook. Sometimes this knot is also referred to as a bumper knot or roe fishing knot. Follow the steps to learn how to tie an egg loop knot in this section.
Fish eggs or roe are often used as bait for salmon or trout species, but it can also be a challenge to keep soft bait on a hook. This is when you may want to use the egg loop fishing knot to tie your leader against the shank of the hook to help hold roe or other soft baits in place.
The egg loop knot is one of the fishing knots that is most often used when salmon and steelhead fishing, which is why this knot is sometimes referred to as the salmon roe fishing knot. However, one handy egg knot fishing tip is that it can also be used to hold soft chicken livers or dough baits on a hook when fishing for catfish.
If you know how to tie a Snell knot, the egg loop might be easy for you because the egg loop is a modified version of a Snell knot.
Before you begin tying the egg loop fishing knot, make sure you start with enough leader material (about 4-feet) and make sure you lubricate the knot through each of the steps.
Follow these steps to tie an egg loop knot:
Once you have practiced these steps a few times, you will be on your way to tying this knot quickly and confidently.
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