The Double Surgeon's Loop is easier to tie than a perfection loop in heavy tippet, but the standing part of leader is cocked off to one side.
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See detailed instructions below for each step in tying the Double Surgeon's Loop.
- Bend a loop in the leader, so that the tag end overlaps the standing part for about 5 inches. Pinch the top of the loop with one hand, and the bottom of the loop near the tag end with the other. With the doubled section of line, tie a loose overhand knot.
- Pass the single loop through again to create a double overhand knot.
- Lubricate the knot with saliva and tighten by pinching the tag and standing parts of the line with one hand and pulling the loop in the opposite direction.
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