How to Tie a Rapala Loop Knot
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Rapala Knot

Rapala Knot

Rapala Knot

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

How to Tie a Rapala Loop Knot

How to Tie a Rapala Loop Knot


  1. If a swivel or a leader is necessary, you should choose a very light tackle to enable natural motion of the lure.



  • Easy to tie
  • Good for attaching a fluorocarbon leader line to a lure or hook
  • Suits almost all types of crankbaits
  • Retains most of the line strength
  • Unlike the Palomar knot, does not work on braided lines like Fireline
  • The tag end sticks up making it prone to entangling with weeds

Rapala Knot Instructions: Video

Alternatives to the Rapala Loop Knot

  1. Non-slip loop knot – Simpler to tie with no change in strength.
  2. Perfection loop – Used by anglers for loop to loop connections.

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