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1. Start by tying the overhand knot some 4 to 5 inches above
the end of your line, running the tag end trough the eye
and then trough the loop formed by the untightened
overhand knot. The eye loop should represent the final loop
you wish to leave for your Rapala. Hold the loose knot and
line at this point so the loop size will not change.

4. Here is how the finished knot should appear when fully
tightened and the end snipped off to 1/8 inch. The
Brubaker lure loop knot will give your Rapala free play and
exaggerates the lure´s life-like swimming action.


2. , Next, using your free hand make 5 turns of the tag end
around the standing line and bring the end back trough the
loop of the overhand knot which still hasn’t been tightened.
Be sure to make 5 turns to guarantee the strength of the

3. After you´ve taken the tag end back up under the bend
formed in tying the improved clinch (3), pull both the end
and the standing line simultaneously, being careful to
maintain the desired eye loop size. When you fill that the
overhand knot has tightened completely, keep the standing
line taut while you continue to pull on the tag end. Pull
down into a neat barrel, with the coils gathered neatly. Do
not nick the line with your fingernails!

Why knot?

Use a nail Clipper to trim all knots. If you have pulled up
your knot properly and tight, you need not to be afraid of
trimming it very close. When trimming mono, I always clip
the ends at a 45 degree angle to the main line. This begins
a taper that help the knot slide trough the guides.
Here´s another tip that will help bigger knots pass trough
the guides more smoothly. Coat the knot with any good airdrying waterproof glue, such as pliobone. It is time
consuming and takes some effort but it is these “little
things” that can make the difference between success and
failure just as you are about to land that trophy fish of a
Experts like Stu Ayte, “Lefty” Kreh and others will tie a
knot, check it, and test it. If it does not look right, they will
break it and start from the scratch. This is why these
fishermen continually land the bigger fish and claim world
Think about it another way. An improperly tied knot can
weaken a line by as much as 50%. This means if you are
using a 4 lb test line, it could be weakened to 2 lb. The
consistent trophy-takers have everything in their favor. If
they are using a 4 lb test line, by God, it will test very close
to that, even the knots. Take the time to learn these knots.
Try them before you go fishing, so that you can practically

To tie a small loop into the eye of a lure or fly. pulling the tag end to maximum tightness. Makes a strong small joint that slips through most rod guides easily. Run the line through the eye for at least 6 inches. Use tackles box pliers to hold the knot at this point. When pulling a knot tight. pull the tag end. 3. as indicated by arrow. BLOOD KNOT 3 4 The best knot we know for tying line to line when the diameters of the two are the same or nearly so. the knot will slide tight against the eye for better security. tie the same knot. giving it free movement in the water. but it is basically a weak knot and should be avoided with the lighter lines. Once a fish is hooked. and you will get a much tighter knot. 2. Fold it back to form a double line and make a circle back toward the hook or lure with the tag end. Continue to pull the standing line until knot is tight. Rhode loop knot which many anglers prefer. Make 6 turns with the tag end around the double line and trough the circle. The saliva will lubricate the mono. You can trim the tag end finish with the closest coil of the knot. Remember that knot that slips (with the exception of the Uni-Knot) UNI KNOT 1 2 5 1. 5. Under normal casting and retrieving the loop will hold. until the six turns are snugged into a tight barrel. up to the point where the turns are snugged up around the standing line. because the Uni-Knot doesn´t allow line slippage. This knot is great for a heavy leader. . . Now grasp the standard part of the line and pull (see arrow) to slide the knot up against the eye. Next slide the knot toward the eye of the lure by pulling on the standing line until the size loop desired is reached. I´ll guarantee that you will bring in bigger fish and tell fewer stories “about the ones that got away”. Holding the double line at the point when it passes trough the eye. 4. be sure to moisten the knot with some saliva.tie them with yours eyes shut.

but only three turns of the heavier line . Use five twists of double up thin line. 2.STU ARTE IMPROVED BLOOD KNOT For tying a much heavier diameter line to a thinner one 1. Double up the thinner line. Tie the same way as the blood knot treating double line as one.

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