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Dropper Loop

How to tie the Dropper Loop Knot. Using a dropper loop is a method of attaching additional flies, baits or jigs to a single fishing line. If the loop is tied particularly large, one side of the loop can be cut where it exits the knot leaving a single strand line, upon which baits can be tied directly. The Dropper Loop Knot is one of 12 great fishing knots included on the Pro-Knot Fishing Knot Cards (click to see).

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How to tie a Dropper Loop


Dropper Loop Knot Tying Instructions

  • Form a loop in the line at the desired location. Pass line from one side of loop through and around that side of loop. Make 5+ wraps and keep new loop, which is formed, open.

  • Push bottom of original loop up through new opening and hold with teeth. Wet knot with saliva and pull both ends in opposite directions.

  • Pull ends of line evenly until coils tighten and loop stands out from line.
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