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Fish Egg Loop Knot

The Fish Egg Loop Knot is a very popular knot among freshwater anglers - Welcome to The FinTalk Fishing Knots details page for tying the Fish Egg 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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Want to know how to tie Fish Egg Loop? Ever wondered how to attach a leader to your main line properly, tie a Uni Knot or a bimini twist? 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 brilliantly illustrated by master angler Geoff Wilson. To read information for the knot on this page 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)


Fish Egg Loop


The Egg Loop was one of our most requested knots - so here it is. Steelheaders and salmon fishermen rely on this knot to attach a cluster of eggs or yarn to a hook. It works best with hooks that have turned-up or turned-down eyes.

This knot can be found in Practical Fishing Knots by Mark Sosin and Lefty Kreh - in our opinion the best book written on fishing knots. We have a link to this book in case you are interested in a practical easy to understand book on knots.

Fishing Knot Details
Knot Instructions
1. Pull about two inches of line through the hook eye and form a loop near the bend of the hook.
2. Holding the loop between a thumb and forefinger, bring the tag end of the line forward and make about five wraps around the hook, wrapping towards the eye.
3. Bring the tag end back through the loop and tighten the knot with tension on the line in both directions.
4. The final product is a knot that slides on the hook shank so that egg clusters and nylon yarn can be secured between the knot and the eye of the hook.

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