Tuesday Tips: Two Ways to Make a Loop for a Loop-to-Loop Connection


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here are a couple of quick-and-dirty videos, from the Fly Fishing Knots page on the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, that explain how to make a loop at the end of a piece of monofilament or fluorocarbon, for when you need to create a loop-to-loop connection—for instance, when you want to attach a leader to a fly line. These videos feature the hands and mellifluous voice of Steve Hemkens, head of Orvis Rod & Tackle.

The double surgeon’s loop is certainly the easier of the two, but I’m a fan of the perfection loop, which is more elegant and symmetrical. Both work great and are quick to tie on the water. Which is your favorite?

Click here to see an animation of the double surgeon’s loop, and step-by-step instructions.

Click here to see an animation of the perfection loop and step-by-step instructions.

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