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Home > Learn to Fish & Boat > How To Fish > How to Tie Fishing Knots > How to Tie a Knotless Knot
The knotless knot is often used when targeting catfish or carp because dough balls or soft baits can easily be secured to the pre-tied loop section. This knot is also sometimes referred to as a hair rig knot and is very effective when tied correctly.
The knotless knot is one of the fishing knots that you can use to attach an eyed fishing hook to your leader while leaving a short length of line hanging below the hook to secure bait, usually dough balls or soft baits. The extra length of line which hangs down below the hook is referred to as the “hair” of the rig.
The terminal end can be looped in preparation for the bait before you start tying the knotless knot since the rig will be tied using the opposite end of the leader. The opposite or working end of the line will be passed through the eye of the hook, wrapped around itself and the shank of the hook, and then passed back through the eye of the hook.
You can learn how to tie a knotless fishing knot on a fishing hook to rig dough balls or soft baits by following the steps below:
These are the steps to learn and practice in order to tie a knotless carp fishing knot or when targeting catfish using dough balls or soft baits.
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