You will learn exactly how to tie a non-slip loop knot in this post, which I think is a skill that any angler who utilizes artificial lures should have. In the end, I’ll also explain why I think this loop knot is superior to other loop knots.
Easy steps to tie a non-slip loop knot
Tying the non-slip loop knot
In order to begin, let’s simply tie it. The non-slip loop knot is being used in this instance. The initial step is actually just to create a simple overhand loop in the line without even thinking about the lure. An overhand loop is basically just making the most fundamental of all loops on the line.
And to make things as simple as possible, I advise leaving about four inches or so of the tag end sticking out to the left.
Threading the line
Now that the line is threaded through the eye, we may proceed to capture our bait. Personally, I like to let the lure rest right up against the knot.
In terms of size, you already know how to choose your loop’s dimensions. I prefer mine to be somewhat smaller than, say, an M&M.
As a result, we must now thread the line through the loop. If you look closely, you can see that the face on the left side is oriented downward, while the face on the right side is aimed upward.
So, on the bottom, as we’re going up, we want to go through the downward side, which is the left side with the face of that loop pointing down.
We may bring it back up toward the eye and hook by going straight through it. We’ll now simply hold it in place with our left hand after appropriately sizing it.
As a result, both our main line and tag end are now pointing to the right. At this stage, we just grab the tag end and wrap it around the main line three to four times.
Over 40 pounds, I do three times four lines, and under 40 pounds, I’ll do four wraps for four lines.
We now have those wraps, and as you can see, they are all pointing in the same direction and are not overlapping at all.
Now that we have this tag end, we need to travel back through the loop. This time, we’ll go from right to left. On the side that faces up while you’re coming back down, that’s where we want to enter.
So you simply proceed slowly across the loop before beginning to pull the lines tightly together.
Wet the line
We’re going to wet the line after you just do it finger tight. Now that the line is wet, we’ll go ahead and tighten it down a bit further by pushing on all of the strands. Then, we’ll let go of the tag end and simply hang on tightly to the main line while pulling as hard as we can to tighten it all down.
You can see that the knot is finished and that it has now been cinched tight.
Simply cutting off the tag is the last step. So, aside from the fact that it is quite strong, the tag end facing back towards the lure is what I truly appreciate about this knot.
The advantage of having the tag end pointing literally backward is that if you’re fishing in an area where there is sea grass or other floating debris, you’ll know the line will eventually get it and pull it down the line. However, if your tag end is pointed straight up or, worse, if it’s moving forward like back towards the main line, that debris will snag on the tag end of the knot.
Additionally, this knot is streamlined, with the tag completely facing the lure. You’ll be able to spend more time fishing and spend less time cleaning debris off of your lure if it doesn’t snag on weeds.
Therefore, I urge you to try this knot right away if you haven’t already. It’s all done for now. If you have any questions, please leave them below. Otherwise, I hope to get down to the water soon and catch the big fish.
3 Mistakes most people make when they tie a non-slip loop knot
The three most typical errors people make when tying this knot are as follows:
- They passed the line through the loop’s incorrect end.
The tag end won’t cleanly point down toward the bait when you do this, making the lure more weedless.
- Enlarging the loop.
The loop should be about the size of an M&M when you tie this knot.
Making it overly large increases the likelihood that it will tangle with the hook, lure, or jig head and decreases your chances of catching fish.
- Applying this knot in all situations.
If the lure you’re tying to doesn’t have a split ring and you’re using one that needs extra action, you should only use this knot.
FAQs on how to tie a non-slip loop knot
What is the best knot that won’t slip?
The bowline is one of the most practical knots since it secures rapidly yet can be undone quickly, even when under tension. Almost anything can be laid out with string by slipping the loop made by this knot over a nail. It can also be used to attach a rope to a fixed loop or ring.
What is the strongest loop knot?
In many circumstances, the Palomar Knot is the strongest fishing knot. This knot is really simple and powerful because it only requires three stages.
What is an Alberto knot?
Use the Alberto fishing knot, often known as the Alberto knot, to securely join lines of various diameters. For attaching heavy monofilament or fluorocarbon leaders to braided lines, many people agree that this is the best line-to-line fishing knot to master.
What kind of knot is adjustable?
The taut-line hitch is an adjustable loop knot for use on strained lines. It is useful when a line must be lengthened or constricted often in order to maintain tension. It is formed after passing through an anchor object by wrapping a rolling hitch around the standing piece.
What is a single loop knot?
When tying up a boat, for instance, or when you need to attach anything to a rope loop (for rock climbing), among other situations, a single-loop knot comes in handy.
What is the best knot for fishing?
The Improved Clinch Knot, one of the most popular fishing knots, is an effective way to secure a fishing line to a hook, lure, or swivel.