How to Tie One of the Stronger Versions of the Dropper Loop
The Dropper Loop (also known as both a blood loop and a snood loop)
is designed to stand off from the line at 90 degrees - and therein lies
No line likes a sharp bend like this - it will always create internal stresses resulting in an inherent weakness.
There are several versions of this knot, but the one described here is one of the strongest.
Its primary use is in making up a paternoster for baited hooks, or for a muppet jigging rig.
As an alternative you could use a 3-way swivel, attaching the lines with
Here's how to tie a Dropper Loop...
First, form a simple loop like this, then take the top of the loop and ...
Then, pass it through the gap shown so it looks like this. Now take
the top of the loop formed and pass it through the square gap shown.
You could repeat the process for added security, but for most practical purposes you've done enough. So ...
Finally, lubricate with saliva and draw the knot up tight. Attach your hook link to it by cow-hitching the two loops together.
Crimps won’t hold in single-strand wire – you’ll need to learn the Haywire Twist for the connection at the lure and other items of hardware like swivels and hooks
The Rapala Knot creates a loop which enables the lure to behave in an unrestricted, natural way. To tie, it's simplicity itself. First make an overhand knot, then
Braided polyester line accepts a variety of knots, but this one, the braid knot, is particularly suited to it - and its a cinch to tie
Crimps won’t hold in single-strand wire. You’ll need to learn the Albright Knot for joining it to your main line, and the Haywire Twist for the connection at the lure
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