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How to Tie the Rapala Knot

The Rapala Knot forms a non-slip loop at the end of a line. Making a loop connection to a fly or lure can give it more action. This one is named after the lure company that popularized it as a means of connecting their lures to monofilament line. This is an excellent knot for crankbaits and jerkbaits,

Let’s get stated on learning how to tie the Rapala Knot.

Step 1 – Start by making an overhand knot before putting the line through the line tie of the lure.

Step 2 – Now take the tag end of your line and run it through the line tie of the lure.

Step 3 – Now take the tag end of your line and take it through the overhand knot you made in step one.

Step 4 – Now take your tag end under the main line and make three (3) to four (4) loops.

Step 5 – This is where this knot can get confusing, make sure you have enough tag end of your line to work with. Take your tag end and run it through the overhand knot loop.

Step 6 – Now take your tag end and run it throw the open loop from your main line.

Step 7 – With this step you will need to moisten your Rapala Knot. Now start by tightening the knot slowly to ensure you have good engagement of the knot.

Congratulations you have just tied your first Rapala knot. You will be left with a loop between the line tie and the Rapala knot. This is to allow the bait to move freely for a more now action.

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