How to Tie the Rapala Knot

The Rapala Knot is the best one to use for attaching your lure to a nylon monofilament or fluorocarbon leader of less than 50lb breaking strain.

This knot doesn't snug up tight to the lure, but creates a loop which gives the lure freedom to move as its designers intended.

For larger diameter mono, and all multi-strand wire line, you'll need to use a crimped connection.

For a single-strand wire leader, the Haywire Twist is your only option.

However tempting, what you should never do is to use a snap swivel to attach the lure as this may prevent the lure from operating as it was designed to.

Here's how to tie it ...

Stage 1

First, tie an overhand knot and pass the tag end through the lure's attachment eye.

Stage 2

Then, wrap the tag end three times around the standing part of the line before tucking it back through the overhand knot as shown.

Stage 3

Next, pass the tag end back through the loop you've formed ...

Stage 4

... and finally pull the knot up tight.

The Little Red Fishing Knot Book by Harry Nilsson

The Little Red Fishing Knot Book by Harry Nilsson

Without strong knot tying all your expensive fly fishing gear and fishing efforts are futile. The Little Red Knot Book, is an illustrated pocket guide book that includes all the knots you need to know. This 72 page book contains instructions and diagrams on how to tie over 50 of the best fishing knots known to man.




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