The continued misinformation regarding one of the best fly fishing knots of all time puzzles the informed[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Duncan Loop Knot, invented by Norman Duncan of Miami, Florida where he still resides, is now an octogenarian and remains an active angling icon of the early Florida Keys and South Florida. He’s in the angling in league with Jimmy Albright (Albright Knot), Chico Fernandez, Lefty Kreh, Sandy Moret, Flip Pallot (ESPN’s Walker Cay Chronicles), and Steve Huff.
That the Duncan Loop remains misnamed the Uni-Knot even though the famous Florida West Coast angling writer who swiped the knot and claimed it to be his own and finally recanted his theft before meeting his maker, befuddles many current bloggers, who can’t seem to get too much correct, still misname it.
Here are the drawings of exactly how the Duncan Loop is tied. Norman Duncan made these drawings for Fly Life Magazine.com in May of 2018
Step 8: Then put the loop on something smooth and solid like a small cleat or a gaff hook under foot. Grasp the tag end with pliers and the standing line with the other hand then apply equal tension on both lines in the same direction, pull slowly to control the loop size until the knot folds over itself, then harder on the tag end until it snugs up to the desired tightness.