Fishing Knots

How to Tie a Perfection Loop

Part of becoming a good fisherman is learning how to tie knots. Understanding which knot to use in any given situation is a skill not everyone has mastered and an invaluable resource. Most knots are not difficult to learn but just take practice. Taking the time necessary to learn not only the best purposes for each knot but to be able to tie them quickly and easily is a skill well worth possessing. This is a skill that has been used for generations and is also an amazing skill to have the ability to pass on to the generations of the future.

One of the basic knots used for fishing is called the perfection loop. Tying this particular knot is not difficult but it is both effective and strong. The perfection loop is usually used when you require a loop on the end of your line. In addition to the reliability and strength of this knot it has the ability to be tied into a incredibly small loop when necessary. According to the Pro-Knot Fishing Knot Cards there are twelve knots considered to be the greatest fishing knots of all time. The perfection loop is one of these knots. 
Step 1:
To tie the Perfection loop you begin by creating a loop at the end of your line. This is accomplished by passing the tag end of your line behind your standing line.

Step 2:
Using the same procedure create a second loop on your line. Now while holding your line firmly in place simply form another loop but this time you need to cross it on the top of your last loop.

Step 3:
While again holding your tag end firmly in place pass your second loop through your first loop. Pull on your second loop until it tightens and trim your tag end

Step 4:
You have just tied a perfect perfection knot.
Carla Arbuckle

Carla is a staff writer for and She is an avid outdoors enthusiast and photographer. She can be found most weekends fishing and exploring the wilderness.