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The Rapala knot is a non-slip loop knot that can be tied directly to the lure allowing it to move naturally and freely. It is extensively used in fly fishing.
How to Tie a Rapala Knot
- If a swivel or a leader is necessary, you should choose a very light tackle to enable natural motion of the lure.
Rapala Knot Instructions: Video
How to Tie a Rapala Knot Step by Step
- Make a loop, pass the tag end through the eyelet and the loop
- Wrap it round the standing line 3 times
- Pass it through the second loop
- Pass through the loop just formed
- Pull both the ends to tighten the knot
- Cut any excess off the tag end
Alternatives to the Rapala Loop Knot
- Non-slip loop knot – Simpler to tie with no change in strength.
- Perfection loop – Used by anglers for loop to loop connections.
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