The surgeon’s loop is also known as the double surgeon’s loop as it is made with a double strand. It creates a quick end loop in leaders and lines to enable them to connect to other loops.
How to Tie a Surgeon’s Loop
- While tying the above, you are basically creating a loose overhand knot and passing the end one more time through the knot. It is nothing but doing a double overhand knot with a bight of rope.
- Unlike the dropper loop that forms a loop standing at right angles to the line, the surgeon’s loop makes a loop at one end.
- The triple surgeon’s loop – To do this, you need to first create a loose overhand knot with a bight of rope and pass the end twice through the initial loop instead of once as with the surgeon’s loop knot. It is more secure.
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Steps to Tying a Surgeon’s Loop
- Make a loop with a double line & feed the end into it
- Pass the end through the loop once more
- Take it out of the loop pulling the standing part
- Cut off the excess tag end
- Bimini twist – It is stronger.
- Perfection loop – The loop is in a straight line with the standing part versus the surgeon’s loop that is a bit bent.
- Spider Hitch – It is a bit more complex though having roughly the same strength.
- Surgeon’s knot – It can join 2 lines of different (or similar) materials or diameters.