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Tips & Tactics: Tying the non-slip loop knot

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The non-slip loop knot

When properly tied, using the correct number of wraps for the diameter of the mono, braided or fluorocarbon, and properly seated it’s a 100% knot. It’s wise to check for chaffing on the loop portion of the knot after a catch and retie if chaffed.

The Non-Slip Mono Knot is extremely strong and does not slip like some of the other loop knots. It’s very important that you follow the wrap counts for maximizing its strength: 10- to 12-pound test mono > five turns, 15- to 40-pound test mono > four turns (shown), 50- to 60-pound mono > three turns and 80 to 100-pound test mono > two turns.

NOTES: For braided lines use six turns.
Fluorocarbon users increase the turns compared to mono. They also seat the knot very slowly as fluorocarbon tends to break when jerked because of brittleness. However, once the knot is pulled tight, it holds and has very little decrease in strength from its original test.

Step 1. Take your line and form an over-hand knot, leaving approximately eight inches. Pass the tag end through the eye of the hook. Bring the line back through the overhand knot the same side it came out. Make your wraps based upon the numbers above. Step 2. After all the wraps are completed pass the line back through the over hand knot the same way it came out in the last step. Step 3. Moisten the knot with your mouth, and while holding the hook in your right-hand pull slowly. As the knot tightens, take the standing line in your left hand and pull your hands apart finishing the knot. Lastly, trim the ends.

Step 1. Take your line and form an over-hand knot, leaving approximately eight inches. Pass the tag end through the eye of the hook. Bring the line back through the overhand knot the same side it came out. Make your wraps based upon the numbers above.
Step 2. After all the wraps are completed pass the line back through the over hand knot the same way it came out in the last step.
Step 3. Moisten the knot with your mouth, and while holding the hook in your right-hand pull slowly. As the knot tightens, take the standing line in your left hand and pull your hands apart finishing the knot. Lastly, trim the ends.

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