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How to Tie a Rapala/No-Name Loop Knot

Rapala/No-Name loop knot
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

  1. Take the leader and tie a simple overhand knot. Do not tighten.
  2. Pass the tag end through the eye of the hook.
  3. Pass the tag end through the open loop of the overhand knot.
  4. Once you've pulled the tag end past the overhand knot, make a few wraps around the top of the leader.
  5. Pass the tag end back through the overhand knot.
  6. Draw the tag end towards the fly as you tighten. This ensures the loop around the eye of the bolt is small.
  7. Trim the tag.
  8. The fly hangs from the knot freely, able to sink and react in the water naturally.