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Welcome to The FinTalk Fishing Knots details page for tying the Duncan's Loop . 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.

Use the Duncan's Loop to attach your fly to your tippet. Leave the loop open to allow the fly to swing freely, or close the loop tight against the hook eye for a tight hold.

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    KNOT TERMINOLOGY

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)

KNOT NAME:

Duncan's Loop Fishing Knot

KNOT DESCRIPTION:

Duncan's Loop is sometimes called the Uni-Knot, (Mistakenly) as the correct Uni and correct Duncan's Loop are different.

Use the Duncan loop to attach your fly to your tippet. Leave the loop open to allow the fly to swing freely, or close the loop tight against the hook eye for a tight hold.

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STEP 1. Pass about 6" to 8" of the tag end through hook eye and bring back up along bottom of standing line.
STEP 2. Take tag end back towards hook eye forming a loop on the bottom and two lines on top. Pinch tag end against two top lines.
STEP 3. Wrap tag end around the two lines five times. Use four wraps for lines 40-50lb.
STEP 4. Wet knot and tighten by pulling on tag end. This knot can be slid down to the hook eye and tightened or tightened up away from the hook, providing a loop knot for a free-swinging fly. Note: When using fine diameter lines and tightening down at the hook,some anglers prefer to go through the hook eye twice.
STEP 5. Bait up, and catch fish.
 


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