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    Default The Loop Knot Thread

    A simple method of tying a loop in the end of a piece of line is The Double Overhand Loop Knot.

    Similarly, there is The Figure of Eight Loop Knot.

    But which one is the stronger knot for mono?


    For braid I use a None Slip Loop Knot and a modified version of it for Fluoro.

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    I've been using the loop tyer - not sure which knot it ties
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    I very rarely need to tie a loop. In fact I cannot think of the last time I used or needed one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    I very rarely need to tie a loop. In fact I cannot think of the last time I used or needed one.
    Well maybe have a longer think Paul???

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    I think the figure of eight knot with a bit of spit is probably stronger with mono . When I use ready tied hooks I never trust the pre-tied loop and always cut it off and re-tie it myself. I also feel that when using a short hooklink attatched to a swivel or quick change bead it is worth making the loop twice the size you normally would for added strength and stretch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter crabtree View Post
    I think the figure of eight knot with a bit of spit is probably stronger with mono . When I use ready tied hooks I never trust the pre-tied loop and always cut it off and re-tie it myself. I also feel that when using a short hooklink attatched to a swivel or quick change bead it is worth making the loop twice the size you normally would for added strength and stretch.

    Why would a bigger loop make it stronger??
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    Here's your answer. What Roy don't know, ain't worth knowing......

    Tying the figure of 8 loop knot
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    Very good, thanks' for that!

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    I've been led to believe that a loop knot is a strangulation knot and therefore badly weakens the line. the phrase 'if you want to lose more fish then use the overhand loop knot' was used if I remember correctly.

    Since then I have always tied my line to a swivel or rig ring using a palomar knot instead.
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    The figure of 8 loop is the way to go if a loop is needed. The standard overhand loop is week as hell. Loops very useful for pole rigs and for joining fly leaders to braided loops on fly line.

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