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Surgeon's Loop


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On this page: Surgeon's Loop

The Double Surgeon's Loop is a quick, easy way to tie a loop in the end of a leader. It is often used as part of a leader system because it is relatively strong.

Surgeon's Loop Instructions:

Step 1: Double the tag end of the line. Make a single overhand knot in the double line.

Step 2: Hold the tag end and standing part of the line in your left hand and bring the loop around and insert through the overhand knot.

Step 3: Hold the loop in your right hand. Hold the tag end and standing line in your left hand.

Step 4: Moisten the knot in water and pull to tighten. Trim tag end to about 1/8 inch.