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October 29, 2020 11:17 pm

Surgeon’s Loop Knot

End of line loop often used to make a loop-to-loop connection

Uses: The Surgeon’s Loop is essentially a Double Overhand Knot. It can be tied quickly and easily in the end of a line. It is often used to make a “Loop to Loop” connection in the same way that two elastic bands can be hooked into each other. It can also create a fixed loop that allows the artificial lure or fly to move naturally.

Tying it: The Surgeon’s Loop is tied in the same way as the Surgeon’s Join Knot.

Alternative: An extra turn can be used to create a Triple Surgeon’s Knot. However, this provides minimal additional benefit and makes the knot bulkier.

Advantages: The advantage of the Surgeon’s Loop is that is reliable, easy to learn, and some sources claim that it retains a high proportion of the rated line strength.