The Non-Slip Mono Loop
For many flies, a loop knot is
preferable for attaching the tippet. A loop does not torque the fly
sideways; and with heavier tippets, it allows the fly to move freely
in a more life-like manner. This loop is easy to tie, near 100%
strength in virtually all tippet sizes, and does not tighten down on
the hook eye with pressure (like the Duncan loop). Like all knots,
it must be tightened completely - use pliers with heavy tippets.
This is a slightly different method
of tying the knot. The best-known version is from Lefty Kreh/Mark
Sosin. According to my tests, this version is stronger. Test `em
Tie a simple overhand knot in the tippet and run tag end through
the hook eye.
B - Run the tag in back
through the overhand knot in the OPPOSITE DIRECTION that the tag
end exited from the original overhand.
C – Wrap the tag end
around the standing line 4 times.
D – Run the tag end back
through the overhand knot in the SAME DIRECTION that it exited the
E – Lubricate and tighten
the knot by pulling on the tag and/or the standing line. Pulling
the tag end will decrease the loop size, while pulling the
standing line will increase the loop size
Thanks to Joel Daniel for the knot
sketch. And thanks especially to Bill
Nash for his book, Flycasting Systems, and these tying