How to Tie the Non-Slip Loop Knot or Kreh Knot

Many anglers learn the hard way that tight knots are often not the best choice for connecting to lures. Strict knots can impede action and reduce wiggle, making many lures unredeemable.

A strong and easy-to-tie loop like the Kreh is the solution.

The Krey is easier to tie than the Rapala, and it holds well in fluorocarbon.

Similar: Best Fishing Knots

How to tie the Non-Slip Loop Knot

  1. Begin six to seven inches from your tagline. Tie a simple overhand knot.
  2. Reduce it a little, but leave plenty of space.
  3. The tag end should be run through the eye of the lure.
  4. Then, run the tag end through the loop in the overhand. It should be on the same side as it left the overhand tie. This is crucial!
  5. You can use most of the tag-end slack to pull the overhand knot closer. But don’t tighten it!
  6. You will need to hold the overhand knot and the tag end between your thumb and finger. Loop the tag end around 5 times.
  7. Return the tag end through the loop in the overhand. Keep the same orientation as before This is crucial!
  8. Get married.
  9. Pull the tag and stand ends together to secure it.

The Kreh Non-Slip Loop Knot has many advantages

  • Amazing action Kreh knot makes a loop that will not slip and allows your lure to breathe. This allows expensive crankbaits, torpedos, and jerkbaits to really jibe, increasing vibration and improving action.
  • Strong –You won’t be able to chase 100% knots using fluorocarbon. The Kreh will give you 83% of the line’s test strength. That’s plenty.
  • Quick –It’s possible to be strong and take forever to tie a knot until you feel the pressure. I prefer knots I can tie in the heat, right now, as that is when you will need to tie another one 9 out of 10.
  • Simple –The Kreh loop knot is simple, fast, and easy to tie.

The Kreh in Fluorocarbon, and Braid

You probably already know that any braid or fluorocarbon-braided knot will work in mono.

However, it’s not often the other way around!

Because braided and fluorocarbon lines don’t bite very well on themselves, they can’t create enough friction against their own to hold standard knots. They will “pull out” and then slide freely.

Mono, on the other hand, grips against itself as if you have applied glue to the knot. It’s also a lot more tolerant of the knot design.

Kreh uses clever tricks to increase friction and lock-up braid and fluoro. Combining an overhand knot with a gallows tie creates a lot of friction at two points. This distributes stress and increases friction.

This results in good fluorocarbon performance and it grips like gorillas when tied in monofilament.

What happens when Kreh Knots fail?

The Kreh is easy to tie and will not pull out even in braided or fluorocarbon. Because it distributes stress well, it will provide 83% of the line’s fluorocarbon test strength.

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.