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Fishing Knots: Rapala Loop Knot – Video Tutorial

Published: 4th February 2020 | Author: Fulling Mill

The Rapala Loop Knot or non-slip loop knot is a great fly fishing knot to learn, especially if you like to use larger flies. This particular knot secures your fly to the leader within a loop, allowing it to move freely without being fixed in one position. This gives your fly or lure a more natural action in the water and is especially effective for trout, salmon and saltwater flies. The Rapala Knot is best used with tippet sizes of 4x and above, but can easily be used for smaller diameter tippets by simply ‘tucking’ the knot – see figure 3 below for more info.

Rapala Loop Knot Step By Step

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The Rapala knot is a great way of imparting movement into your flies, and we find it especially effective for patterns such as boobies, snakes flies and streamers that may have a lot of rabbit or marabou in their dressings. We also feel there is no better way to attach our balanced leeches or damsels to give the desired action under a bobber.

See here for more fly fishing knot tutorials or check out our YouTube Channel for other instructional videos.

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