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.
- Tie a double overhand knot in the end of the tippet, leaving 4 inches at the tag end.
- Pass the tag end of the tippet through the eye of the hook.
- Slowly tighten the overhand knot until it forms a figure 8. Don't tighten completely.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pull on the fly and the standing part of the tipper until the knot snugs down against the eye of the hook.
- 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.
- 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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