Video: Tying the Surgeon’s Loop Knot

The Surgeon’s Loop Knot is one of the easiest fishing knots to tie. It’s not as strong as some other knots, but it doesn’t have to be, as it’s usually used to attach sinkers and jigs to heavy mono or fluorocarbon leaders. It can also be used in the end of a pre-tied hook-and-leader section for attaching it to a dropper loop in the leader of a bottom rig, via a loop-to-loop connection.

Tying Instructions

Step 1:

Fold the tag end of the line over the standing section to create a section of doubled line of at least 6 inches in length.

Step 2:

Create a loose overhand knot with the doubled section (or loop) of line.

Step 3:

Now pass the end of the loop though the overhand knot.

Step 4:

Holding the standing and tag sections in one hand and placing the index finger of your other hand inside the loop, pull in opposite directions to seat the knot.

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