How to Make a Homer Rhode Loop Knot

The Homer Rhode Loop Knot is used primarily to make a loop connection to a fly, lure, or a hook. It has many benefits over the more common loop knots because it is easy to tie and can even be tied in heavy line. It also allows a loop of pretty much any size to remain in the line.

The very first version of the Homer Rhode Loop Knot was made using two knots tied overhand. It was then improved upon and now consists of the first knot being a single overhand and the second being a two-loop overhand knot.
 
Here are steps to construct a Homer Rhode Loop Knot: 
 
Step 1:
You need to tie an overhand knot near the very end of the line. Then you need to pass the tag end through the hook eye or lure and run it back through the loop.

Step 2:
Next you need to enter on the exact same side of the loop as the tag leaves the knot and pull tight. It should be close to the hook eye. 

Step 3:
For the newer way of making the Homer Rhode Loop Knot, you need to pass the end of the tag around the line twice so that you end up with two loops next to each other around the standing line. Then you need to run the tag end back through the loops and then pull the knot tight. Make any adjustments to the location of the size of the final knot now. Then you are ready to pull the standing line to get the knots next to each other and then set up the knot.

Step 4:
Next you can clip the tag end and if the line is heavy it is best to use gloves and pliers to use the pressure needed to set the knot firmly enough.
Joshua Keaton

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