|Try the Rapala loop knot for better results.|
Rapala/No-Name Loop Knot for Fly Tying
Pat Ehlers explains why he prefers this Rapala Knot aka No-Name Loop Knot for much of his freshwater fly fishing and saltwater fly fishing. Pat also demonstrates tying this exceptional knot. It is a great fly fishing knot to keep divers diving straight, sinking flies sinking faster, and gives other fly fishing flies more action.
The Rapala/No-Name loop knot makes flies react more naturally and attracts the bigger, smarter and more selection keeper fish.
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How to Tie a Rapala/No-Name Knot
- Take the leader and tie a simple overhand knot. Do not tighten.
- Pass the tag end through the eye of the hook.
- Pass the tag end through the open loop of the overhand knot.
- Once you've pulled the tag end past the overhand knot, make a few wraps around the top of the leader.
- Pass the tag end back through the overhand knot.
- Draw the tag end towards the fly as you tighten. This ensures the loop around the eye of the bolt is small.
- Trim the tag.
- The fly hangs from the knot freely, able to sink and react in the water naturally.