This neat and compact knot forms a loop at the end of a line. It can be tied to result in a very small loop.The Perfection Loop knot is the perfect knot for the leader butt section when attaching fly lines to leaders with a loop to loop connection. Although the illustrations seem complicated, the knot is a breeze to tie.
How to tie a Perfection Loop
- With the standing end in your left hand and the tag end in your right form a loop. Make sure the tag end is behind the standing end. Hold the lines in place by pinching with your thumb and index finger.
- With the lines pinched in your left hand make a loop in front of the first loop with the tag end. Again, make sure the tag end exits behind both loops.
- Pass the tag end between the 2 loops, continuing to pinch all lines with the left hand.
- Pass the loop closest to you over the tag end and through the rear loop.
- As with all knots, lubricate before tightening. Pull the loop (the one passed through the rear loop) and the standing end in opposite directions and tighten down firmly.
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)