Dropper Loop Knot

What It Does: Creates a loop in a line while maintaining most of the line’s strength.

Why It’s Useful: Used to attach a second leader, lure, or fly to a line.

How to Tie It:

1. Make a circular loop in the line.

2. Wrap one end through the loop.

3. Where each end meets the loop, make3 to 5 twists as shown then – without letting the twists unravel – pull the loopthrough the hole between the two sets of twists.

4.While holding the dropper loop in place (do not pull on the loop – just be sure it doesn’t come out) pull on both ends of the line to bring the wraps together.

5. You now have a loop to which you may attach a bait, fly, or leader using another kind of knot.