Don’s Knot for Easy & Strong Loops

A loop knot is a very useful┬áconnection for baits with subtle actions. Jigs, soft jerkbaits, and ultralight crankbaits are excellent examples of where a loop knot will aid your presentation. The thicker the line, the more valuable a loop knot connection becomes. The image above shows a Hawg Shad rigged with a 30# fluorocarbon bite leader attached with Don’s Knot.

This is an easy and strong loop knot that I use almost exclusively for my loop knot needs. It’s so reliable that I often find myself tying it when a loop is not even necessary for the presentation. A gentleman named Don showed me this knot several years back. If I remembered his full name, I’d properly credit him. I don’t, so I’ll just pass this along as Don’s Knot – which is what I have come to call it.

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1. Tie an overhand knot a few inches up the line. Do not pull it tight.
2. Thread the line through the hook eye.

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3. Wrap the tag end around the main line three times above the overhand knot.

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4. Run the tag end through space near the hook eye and also through the overhand knot.

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5. Moisten the knot and pull tight. Trim the tag end closely.