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How to Tie an Egg Loop Knot

This is one of the most complex knots that can come in handy for many situations while fishing. Knowing how to tie an Egg Loop Knot will enable you to expand upon your fishing capabilities and broaden the amount of fish you can bring in. But why choose a complex knot like an Egg Loop Knot?

Why Should You Tie the Egg Loop Knot?

Many fish will only go for live bait or eggs and most knots won’t support this type of lure. The way that the Egg Loop knot is set up allows for easy attachment and hooking to live bait for fishing. The loop that is created from this knot is specifically designed to allow you to attach any type of bait you desire. The additions this loop makes possible will transform your fishing game and open the door to a world of new baiting possibilities. 

Step by Step Process

Tying this knot can be rather difficult and often times confusing. One of the most helpful tips we can give you is to keep everything tight. You don’t want anything to be loose on this knot. Here, we present to you a detailed step by step process on how to tie the Egg Loop Knot. 

1. Threading the Hook Eye

The first step is simple – put the line through the eye of the hook. The line should be running down the length of the hook, towards the curve. If it’s running away from the hook, then it’s going in the wrong direction. Simply take it out and re-thread it towards the hook. Press the line down along the hook and once it begins to curve, stop threading it through. Hold the line tight and move on to the next step.

2. Encase the Standing Line

Now, that you have the line running down the length of the hook, you’re going to take the other end of the line. Start with the part just before the hook eye and wrap it around the neck of the eye. This is the part just under the loop that you threaded in the previous step. Begin to warp this end of the line around the standing line which is running along the length of the hook. You’ll want to begin to completely cover up the other end of the line.

3. Continue the Wrapping – Hold the Line Tight

Keep wrapping the line around and around until the other end of the line is hidden down to the curve of the hook. Once you’re finished this wrapping process, take the end of the line that was doing the looping, and hold it tight in your hand as to avoid unraveling. This step is all about keeping the line tight and preventing any unwrapping from occurring. If it unwraps or loosens, you might have to start over. From here onward, the process becomes a bit more complicated and requires two hands to enact. 

4. Thread the Hook Eye in the Opposite Direction

After you’ve finished wrapping the line around the hook about seven or eight times, you’re going to take the opposite end of your line and bring it back through the eye of the hook. Ensure that you’re going in the opposite direction (away from the hook) as the first time you threaded it. Only bring it through a couple of inches and then turn your focus to the part of the line on this end that is just about to go through the hook eye.

Your next goal is to take this part of the line and line it up with the length of the hook, placing it on top of the wrapped line from steps two and three. Be careful not to pull line you recently threaded in the opposite direction out of the hook eye. While doing this, be sure to keep the wrap from the previous steps – which you should still be holding with your right hand – tight and structured. This step calls for ample use of both hands and can be difficult.

5. Wrap the New Line with the Old

Now, you’re going to take the part of the line you’ve been holding tight in your other hand and wrap it about five more times. If you’re confused on which end of the line we’re talking about, this end is the one we wrapped around the hook in steps two and three (we’ll call it the left end) and it’s covering the other end of the line which we threaded through the hook eye in the opposite direction in the previous step (this will be referred to as the right end). 

Your goal is to cover up the right end of the line with the left end to provide tension and strength to the knot. Once you’ve wrapped the left end around five times, hold it tight once again to keep it in place. Now, pull the right end of the line through the hook eye until the line becomes taut in your other hand. Make sure you go slowly when pulling through, so you don’t tangle the line. 

6. Switch Hands, Pull Through, Cut the Ends

Switch over to your other hand and hold all of the lines, loops, and wraps you’ve created so far in a pinch. Make sure everything remains as tight as when you initially tied it and that each loop is in place. Now continue pulling the left line through the hook eye until everything is tight and in place. Make sure, as you’re pulling it, that no twists or tangles occur as you might have to start over if they do.

Once it’s tight and all in place, you’ve successfully tied an Egg Loop Knot. There should be a piece of the line sticking out from the wrapped portion of the line which can be cut. It doesn’t provide anything to the line and can get in the way. Snip that bit off and you’ve got yourself a clean and sturdy Egg Loop Knot.

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