The Flemish Eye forms a Reinforced Crimped Loop in Mono Line

The Flemish Eye is used to provide chafe protection in a crimped loop in mono line, although you could use a short length of rig tubing on a plain loop instead.

Use it for connecting to straight eyed hooks, swivels, lures and other rigging hardware.

The instructions below show how to create an open loop, but if it is used to connect to a hook or a swivel the line end of the line must be threaded through the eye of the hook or swivel before commencing the twists, and again on completion of the twists before re-inserting the line back through the sleeve.

Here's how to make one ...

As a general rule, oval-section sleeves and double-barrel sleeves provide more secure crimped connections than round-sectioned sleeves.However, if you're going to tuck the tag end back through the sleeve a third time as shown in the following illustrations, then the round section sleeve is best of all.

Stage 1

First, slide a round-section sleeve over the line, make an overhand knot and tuck the end through at least one more time.

The number of times you'll be able to do this will depend on the size of the loop and the diameter of the line. You'll know you've gone one too far when the loop starts to deform

Stage 2

Then thread the tag end of the line back through the sleeve, around the standing part and back through the sleeve again.

Pull it tight as shown - you may need pliers for this.

Stage 3

Finally, compress the sleeve with a set of crimpers (not pliers)to secure it all before trimming off the tag end

The illustration indicates the use of a single round-section sleeve. If there's not enough space to poke the tag end back through the sleeve as described above, for ultimate security you could slide it through a second sleeve astern of the first one.


You are here:~ Saltwater Fishing > Knots > Flemish Eye


New! Comments

Have your say about what you've just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Recent Articles

  1. Proven Surf Fishing Rigs and How To Make Them

    Jul 03, 18 02:53 AM

    The smart way of tying surf fishing rigs properly is to get professionally made-up ones and copy them shamelessly, and here are the ones you're most likely to need

    Read More

  2. 10 Top Sailboat Fishing Tips to Keep You and Your Crew Well-Fed!

    Jun 25, 18 04:47 PM

    The classic technique for sailboat fishing is trolling a handline astern. But, as many offshore sailors will tell you, its not quite as simple as that. Here are the tips you need to get results

    Read More

  3. Rig A Daisy Chain To Bring Hungry Fish To Your Trolling Lures

    Jun 13, 18 08:02 AM

    A daisy chain is simply a string of teasers rigged line-astern of your trolling lure. But how is it that these decoys can make such a difference to your catch rate?

    Read More