Loop to Loop Knot

The Loop to Loop Knot, despite its name, is not a knot but a way of interlocking two loops. This connection is very strong and fairly simple. But you do need to make sure to avoid making a girth hitch by folding the loops the wrong way. Quite a few fly lines now come with pre-tied loops, so all you need to do is tie a loop at the end of the leader using a Surgeon’s End Loop, Perfection Loop, etc., and then connect the two lines using the Loop-to-Loop Knot. Learn how to tie the Loop to Loop Knot following the 3 simple steps below.

Loop to loop knot step 1

Step 1: Slip one loop over the other loop.

Loop to loop knot step 2

Step 2: Run the leader line through the same loop.

Loop to loop knot step 3

Step 3: Holding the standing part of both lines, pull in opposite directions to lock the loops together. (Note: make sure the loops join evening together end to end.)