This strong clean loop has the standing end of the line coming out of it in a straight line. Also known as the Angler’s loop as referred to in The Ashley Book of Knots, it is one of the easiest fly fishing knots to create a small loop at the end of a tippet or leader that is completely in line the standing part. A loop to loop connection is often used to join a perfection loop in the fly line with another in the leader. It is also used to join small lures and hooks to a fluorocarbon leader via the said connection and for attaching backing to fly line.
How to Tie a Perfection Loop
- While connecting a braided line to a mono leader, it is better to use a surgeon’s loop knot on the former and the perfection loop on the latter.
- It ranks much higher in effectiveness than the bowline and is also simpler to tie.
- Works on both light and heavy mono and fluorocarbon lines.
- Surgeon’s knot might be slightly simpler to tie, but it has a bulkier form.
- Effectively attaches a streamer to your tippet end allowing free life-like movement of the former.
- It is perfect for building leaders that can be clipped to a swivel.
Perfection Loop Knot Video
How to Tie a Perfection Loop Step by Step
- Make a loop with the tag end
- Loop once more and bring the tag end to the middle of the 2 loops
- Pass the 2nd loop through the 1st one
- Hold and pull in both directions to tighten
- Cut off excess tag end if any
- Bimini twist – Creates a powerful loop that works as a double-line leader at the end of fishing line. It can later be used for a loop to loop connection.
- Dropper loop – Helps in making multiple hook bait rings on a fishing line.
- Figure 8 loop – Bulkier, more suited for climbing.
- Rapala knot – Directly attaches the lure to the line without the need for any loop to loop connection.
- Nail knot – If you don’t like loops, you can go for this one for joining lines of different diameters.