Gives You 97% Line
Craig Sandell © 2012
The Duncan Loop has been around
for many years and is similar to the clinch knot except for the doubling of
the tag end and main line before making any wraps. It is a very strong knot
and attains 97% of line strength: 7% more than the clinch knot. That extra 7%
is why I suggest it over the clinch knot. It is, by the way, easy to tie even
with wet or cold fingers.
#1, you insert the line through the leader leaving
about 6 inches of tag end. Hold the tag end parallel to the main line
for about 3 inches and make a loop with the tag end.
||Wrap the tag end 6 times
around the parallel line of the inside loop as shown in
Step #2. Now, pull on the tag end to tighten the turns
while holding the leader securely and make sure that the turns tighten
||Once the turns are cinched
up evenly, pull the main line and leader in opposite directions to
tighten the knot securely, as shown in Step
||Many of us who use the
Duncan Loop also take one additional step. We make an additional knot in
the remainder of the tag that we refer to as an insurance knot. This
prevents the possibility that the tag will pull through the knot when
You may have to practice this knot a few times
to get it right but once you master the knot I believe that you will find it
preferable to the clinch knot.
Try it...You'll Like It.