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Fly Fishing Knots: Improved Homer Rhode Loop Animation

The Improved Homer Rhode Loop is a very strong loop knot that allows a fly to hang free at the tippet connection. It's best in the monofilament smaller than 30 lb test.
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See detailed instructions below for each step in tying the Improved Homer Rhode Loop.
  1. Tie a double overhand knot in the end of the tippet, leaving 4 inches at the tag end.
  2. Pass the tag end of the tippet through the eye of the hook.
  3. Slowly tighten the overhand knot until it forms a figure 8. Don't tighten completely.
  4. Pass the tag end through the loop of the figure 8 closest to the fly. The tag end should enter the figure 8 on the same side as th eline that leads to the fly.
  5. Pass the tag end through the second loop in the figure 8 so that it exits on the same side as the standing part of the tippet.
  6. Pull on the fly and the standing part of the tipper until the knot snugs down against the eye of the hook.
  7. Tie an overhand knot with the tag end around the standing part of the tippet. The distance between this knot and the first knot determines the size of your loop.
  8. Pull on the fly and the standing part of the tippet until the two knots snap together, forming a loop. Trim the tag ends.
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