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Dropper Loop Fishing Knot instructional page for knot tying. Welcome to The FinTalk Fishing Knots details page for tying the Dropper Loop Knot . Follow the directions step by step and practice tying any particular knot over and over until you have it mastered. Learn it and practice it so when you are faced with changing lures or rigs in the middle of a hot bite you can quickly tie your knot and get your line back in the water. Sometimes the bite is only on for a little while so getting caught up with tying and re-tying rigs can cost valuable fish time. Remember not only should you be able to tie your knot fairly quick but you should be able to tie your fishing knot properly fairly quick. Nothing is worse than having what you know was a big daddy fish and losing him only to wind up your line to see your knot failed. It is enough to ruin your day, especially if the fishing is slow. So enjoy learning to tie these knots and for more detailed instructions check out "Fishing Knots and Rigs' by Geoff Wilson.

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Ever wondered how to attach a leader to your main line properly or tie a Bimini Twist? How about how to tie a Dropper Loop knot? If so then take a look at this book "The Complete Book of Fishing Knots & Rigs" written by Geoff Wilson. The book offers an extensive list of knots and rigs which have been wonderfully laid out by master angler Geoff Wilson. To read information for the knot on this page, the Dropper Loop, and many other useful knots and rigs we strongly recommend that you purchase a copy of ' The Complete Book of Fishing Knots & Rigs'

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Butt: The thick part of the leader. The butt of a leader is attached to the fishing line.
Tag or Tag End: The working end, the part of the line where the knot is tied.
Standing Part: The main part of the line that is fixed and under tension. Such as the part of line that is on the reel.
Standing End : The short area at the end of the standing part of the line.
Working End: The part of the line used actively in tying a knot. The opposite of the standing end.
End: A loop is a closed curved line, formed by bringing the tag end back and alongside the standing part, or a knot that creates a loop.
Tippet: The end of a leader to which the lure is attached. The tippet can be the end of a leader or an added line to the end of a leader.
Turns or Wraps: A turn or wrap is one complete revolution of line around another.
Overhand Knot: The foundation for many other knots. (A Granny Knot before it is pulled tight)


Dropper Loop Knot


The Dropper Loop Knot is also known as a Dropper Knot or a Blood Loop Knot. It is often used by bottom fishermen to attach a rubber worm or tube lure above a jig or to make multiple hook bait rigs, whilst fly fishermen sometimes use it to attach a second fly (or dropper) to their leaders. It is not difficult to learn and you will be able to make up better rigs than you can buy in the stores and save a few Dollars at the same time.

Fishing Knot Details
Knot Instructions
1) Make a loop in the line at the point where you want the dropper and pass the loop around itself.
2) Wrap the loop around itself 3 to 6 times (3 times is adequate with 100 lb mono but lighter mono will require more wraps).
3) Pass the opposite side of the loop through the centre of the wraps that you have created. You will notice that the size of the loop that you started with dictates how long the dropper will be.
4) Lubricate the knot well (this is very important) and draw the knot tight carefully and evenly. I find it easiest to take the two ends of line in my hands and the loop in my mouth to draw it up tight. When you think that it is tight lubricate it again and tighten it some more!
5) To attach a hook either thread the loop through the hook eye and around the shank like the commercial guys do or for a bit more lure action cut one side of the dropper loop as shown and tie the hook on. If you want to add attractor beads or an octopus skirt slide them on to the dropper before attaching the hook.

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