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January 26, 2021 6:22 am

Perfection Loop Knot

Small loop in end of a leader aligns with the standing end.

Uses: The Perfection Loop Knot was described by Ashley as the Angler’s Loop (ABOK # 1017, p 188.) It is the easiest way to make a small loop in the end of a leader or tippet that will lie perfectly in line with the standing end. It is commonly used to join a Perfection Loop in the end of a fly line to a Perfection loop in a Leader using a “Loop to Loop” connection.

Tying it: The Perfection Loop Knot is most easily tied in the hand. Hold the first loop between finger and thumb. Wrap the second turn round the finger and thumb and then between the two loops. Tuck the second turn through the first, checking that the loop crosses and traps the end.

Alternative: It can also be tied through a fly or lure by passing the free end along the path shown in Frame 7 of the animation.

Advantages: The Perfection Loop Knot creates a stable loop that lines up neatly with the standing end. Using a “Loop to Loop” connection The Perfection Loop Knot allows for quick and convenient leader changes.