In recent years, the non-slip mono loop has become my favorite knot for tying flies to tippet—I use it for trout, for carp and just a week or so ago, I used it on Chetumal Bay for bonefish. I’m rarely disappointed in its performance, and it’s just as easy to tie as other traditional knots.
And, as Pete Kutzer from the Orvis Fly Fishing Schools notes above, it gives flies—both dries and streamers—a bit more action. The fly can essentially “wander” along the loop you’ve created and appear more natural to predators. If you learn one new knot this spring before fishing season really gets going, make it this one. It’s a winner.
— Chris Hunt