How to tie a Loop & Cross Loop Connection

Loop and Cross Loop connections remain stable under extreme tension.

How to tie a Loop & Cross Loop Connection

  1. Roll up the leader then thread the loop of the short double through the loop spliced in the end of the leader.
  2. Thread the entire leader through the double loop.
  3. Close the two loops, but not too tight.
  4. Pull the double loop through the loop in the leader once more.
  5. Rotate the double loop through 360 degrees.
  6. Thread the entire leader through the double loop once more.
  7. Close the loops together.

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Knot Tying Terminology

  • Butt: The thick part of the leader. The butt of a leader is attached to the fishing line.
  • Tag or Tag End: The working end, the part of the line where the knot is tied.
  • Standing Part: The main part of the line that is fixed and under tension. Such as the part of line that is on the reel.
  • Standing End: The short area at the end of the standing part of the line.
  • Working End: The part of the line used actively in tying a knot. The opposite of the standing end.
  • End: A loop is a closed curved line, formed by bringing the tag end back and alongside the standing part, or a knot that creates a loop.
  • Tippet: The end of a leader to which the lure is attached. The tippet can be the end of a leader or an added line to the end of a leader.
  • Turns or Wraps: A turn or wrap is one complete revolution of line around another.
  • Overhand Knot: The foundation for many other knots. (A Granny Knot before it is pulled tight)