Posted on April 19 2009
The Non-Slip Mono Loop is one of the most versatile knots we know. We use it all over the world when we’re looking for a strong loop knot. After many days of use on the water, and some semi-scientific testing like guide knot tying contests, we’re convinced that the Non-Slip Mono Loop, tied properly, is the strongest, most consistent loop knot around.
Here are just a few situations in which we use this knot.
- Attaching wet flies to leaders when swinging for kings and steelhead
- Attaching bonefish flies to leaders
- Attaching sculpin patterns to leaders when fishing for trout
- Really, attaching any wet fly to a leader, as long as it’s not a tube fly or a bead
- Creating strong loop knots in the butt section of a leader for a loop to loop connection
- Creating loops in both ends of monofilament running line
For knot tying instructions, click here. Getting the wraps to cinch properly may take a couple of rounds of pulling on the tag end and sliding the loops down the line towards the knot. It can be a little finicky to tighten at first, but it’s well worth it to get good at this one!