How to tie the Jack's Knot animated and illustrated. The Jack's Knot is attributed to fly fisherman Jack Miller who was unhappy with the weakness of many common knots and devised his own terminal connection knot. Miller claims that it is a “100% knot,” which may be debatable but our tests have shown it to be quite reliable and it certainly is easier to tie than many terminal tackle knots.
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Jack's Knot Tying Instructions
- Run the line up through the hook eye and then double back parallel to the standing line with the tag end.
- Form a loop with the tag end above the doubled line and with the tag passing behind the double line and ending below.
- Wrapping back toward the hook (or fly) pass the tag end in front of and then behind the double lines.
- Now pass the tag end up through the loop originally created in step one.
- Moisten the lines and first draw the knot tight then slide it down to the hook eye and trim the tag end close to the knot.