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crappiefarmer
07-26-2007, 09:06 AM
What is the easiest way to tie one? I have tried the dropper loop knot on animatedknots but had a difficult time doing it. Is there an easier way or an easier knot. I used to know a spider knot that worked well for this and was easy but forgot how to tie it and can't find instructions now. Any thing that will work and is easy will be much appreciated. Thanks. CF

roh1961
07-26-2007, 05:20 PM
I just make a loop on my hand and start rolling the two crossing lines about four times. Open up your last wrap and reach through the center and pull the remaining side of the loop through making a tail. If you hold the tail you made in your mouthwhile pulling it will make the knot close up perfectly when you pull on the two tag ends.

http://www.leadertec.com/fishing_knots/knots_dropper_loop.html

crappiefarmer
07-26-2007, 08:19 PM
I just make a loop on my hand and start rolling the two crossing lines about four times. Open up your last wrap and reach through the center and pull the remaining side of the loop through making a tail. If you hold the tail you made in your mouthwhile pulling it will make the knot close up perfectly when you pull on the two tag ends.

http://www.leadertec.com/fishing_knots/knots_dropper_loop.html

Thanks for trying to help but I am still having trouble. I don't know what you mean by rolling with the loop around your hand and if I try it the other way and hold where I make a loop then every time I try to loop it over, I end up turning loose and it just unravels. I have tried bigger loops and smaller loops. I know it has to be easier than this for god sakes. CF

Ferdi
07-26-2007, 10:51 PM
I'm like crappiefarmer I have a rough time with this knot myself. Your explaination sank in for some reason (must be the east texas air tonight). crappiefarmer, get you a peice of trot line stagin and practice with that till you really get the knot down good then fight the monofilament. It can be frustrating to learn but don't give up. Ferdie aka Fred

Cane Pole
07-27-2007, 05:34 PM
CF,

Buy some monofilament surf leaders with the drooper loops already made. You get 20 for about 3 bucks. Save some hassle.