Author: Trout's Staff
I was in the process of getting ready for a trip to the Florida Keys in mid-June, when a customer brought this knot to my attention. It is super easy to learn and tie, is great for tying leaders and tippets of varying diameters together, and is a strong as hell. It may not be a knot you’ll use everyday on the river (or flats), but I guarantee it will come in useful sometime during anybody’s angling career.
Tie a double overhand knot shock tippet or other large diameter monofilament material, leaving it about 4″ – 6″ from the end of the tippet. Slowly pull the running and tag end apart so that the line forms a figure 8 (as shown on the right).