The Non-Slip Loop gives greater movement to lures and live baits.
As the name implies, this loop knot will NOT slip. This knot is most often used to offer more action for trolled/retrieved lures or allow more freedom of movement to rigged live baits. To achieve maximum strength with mono it's imperative to use the correct number of turns around the standing line given the line test: with 6- to 8-lb. test use 6 turns, 10- to 12-lb. test use 5 turns, 15- to 40-lb. test use 4 turns and 50- to 60-lb. test use 3 turns. Apply an extra turn or two with flouro, and use 6 turns or more with braid to prevent slippage.
STEP 4: Moisten the knot and slowly pull the tag end. This will gently draw down the wraps around the standing line. Just before these wraps are completely tight, grip the running line in one hand and the lure or hook in the other. Pull your hands apart slowly but firmly until the knot tightens completely. Trim the tag end and you're ready to fish.
Text and illustrations by Tom Waters