How to Tie the Perfection Loop (Angler’s Loop) Knot

Contrary to other knots, Perfection Loop/Angler’s Loop can be used for more than just fishing. The Perfection Loop is a favorite among climbers and outdoor enthusiasts who want a foolproof way to create a secure loop.

This is a must-have for fly anglers. It makes it easy to attach the new fly leader to your fly line. But it’s also great at attaching flies, as it gives them a lifelike, loose action.

The Perfection Loop knot can also be tied by hand in larger materials such as rope and bungee cord to make a secure, free-standing loop. It may be simpler to use another method for fly applications.

We will provide you with instructions.

Table of Contents (clickable).

  • 1 How to tie the Perfection Loop Knot (in your hand)
  • 2 How to Tie a Perfection Loop Knot (fly method).
  • 3 Why Rely on The Perfection Loop Knot
  • The Perfection Loop Knot: 4 Things You Will Love!
  • 5 The Perfection Loop Knot In Braid and Fluorocarbon
  • 6 Reasons Perfection Loop Knots Can Fail

How to tie the Perfection Loop Knot (in your hand)

  1. Hold the tag end, and then pass your fly line around three times.
  2. Place the loop closest to your fingers underneath the other two.
  3. The loop closest to your fingers should be pulled over the middle loop, and under the last loop.
  4. To tighten the loop, pull the loop closest to your arm.
  5. You can tie your knot by tying it.

How to tie the Perfection Loop Knot (fly technique)

  1. Make a loop (A), with the tag end to your left. Make sure you leave plenty of lines at the tag end.
  2. Pass the tag end to your rear and work clockwise to form a second loop (B).
  3. Pass the tag to loop B. Pass the tag over loop B.
  4. Loop B to A:
  5. You can tie your knot by pulling on loop A.

Why Rely on Perfection Loop Knots?

  • Strong –The Perfection Loop Knot, when properly executed, is extremely strong and can score at no less than 95% of a line’s test strength.
  • Simple –This knot is very easy to tie in your hand. Even if you tie it fly-style, this knot is very easy to master.
  • Quick –The Perfection Loop Knot produces a secure, free-standing loop in half the time it takes to make.

The Perfection Loop Knot is a Wonderful Product!

A perfection Loop is a knot that’s difficult to fault. It does a great job and is faster than other options.

The Perfection Loop is ideal for quick leader changes on looped fly lines and it’s well worth the effort of learning. It’s not as slim as the Nail Knot but it’s still very useful for fly casting.

Other issues with the Perfection Loop Knot are that once you have secured it under pressure, you will have a hard time untying it. Fly leader is not a problem, but a paracord or rope can cause problems.

The Perfection Loop Knot In Braid and Fluorocarbon

Fly line, monofilament leader, or fluorocarbon leader are fond of biting against each other, creating lots of knot-holding friction. Engineers and scientists call this a “high coefficient” of friction.

This means that the lines are prone to tying a knot properly.

A properly tied Perfection Loop will hold fly line mono and fluorocarbon. This allows you to use the knot in fly applications.

The Dyneema and Spectra fibers, which are braided superlines, are too slick for this knot. The Perfection Loop, as beautiful as it is, will slip under pressure if it’s braided.

The Triple or Quadruple surgeon’s knot is a good choice if you are looking for a braid-to-braid connection knot.

What Happens When Perfection Loop Knots FAIL?

Fly anglers will love the Perfection Loop Knot because it is extremely secure when properly tied. If you avoid these mistakes, failures are rare.

  • Tie the knot in a frayed or damaged string you should inspect your line for damage such as fraying or nicks. A damaged line won’t give its full strength and can cause sudden knot failure.
  • You don’t need to tie your knot before you can pinch. Water or spitting can be used to lubricate your line and allow the knot to slide into place. This ensures maximum integrity and is an important step to follow when making a knot.
  • Tie the knot in braidFly line, mono and fluorocarbon can accept this knot well, but braided lines lack the friction necessary to hold it. Don’t do this!
Lewis Mark is a vastly experienced fly fisher. His encyclopedic knowledge of fly tying has led to start blog on fishing. He also review Fishing equipment based on his knowledge and experience.