Dropper Loop Knot

The Dropper Loop Knot creates a loop that stands out at right angles to the middle of a length of line. It can be used in your leader or tippet to provide an extra attachment point for an additional fly. If desired the loop can be made long enough to set a hook directly on it. However, to minimize the risk of fouling and twisting this Dropper loop should not be too long. The Dropper Loop Knot is also used on multi-hook fishing lines. Learn how to tie the Dropper Loop Knot following the 6 steps below.

Dropper loop knot step 1

Step 1: Form the line into an “S” shape.

Dropper loop knot step 2

Step 2: Take the top curve and tuck it under the bottom curve.

Dropper loop knot step 3

Step 3: Holding the center where the two loops cross with your index finger, wrap the top of the loop down around this crossover point.

Dropper loop knot step 4

Step 4: Wrap the loop in the same direction circling the crossover point 6 to 7 times.

Dropper loop knot

Dropper loop knot step 5

Step 5: Now open a hole in the center and pass the loop through the hole. Lubricate.

Dropper loop knot step 6

Step 6: While holding both ends of the line in your hands, hold the loop in your teeth and pull the knot tight.