The Homer Rhode Double Overhand Loop Knot is a great variation on the basic Homer Rhode Loop Knot. This knot adds one more tightening point in the knot to keep it from slipping out. A good solid loop knot is invaluable when fishing streamers and saltwater flies and you need them to have the best action possible. A traditional clinch-type knot will restrict fly movement, where a loop will allow it to perform at its best.
- Before threading the line through the eye of the hook, tie a double overhand knot and slowly tighten it (but not all the way). Often times the know will flip into a figure-eight on its own. If it doesn’t, you may need to encourage it to do so.
- Now take the line through the eye of the hook and back through the figure-eight as shown.
- Slowly tighten the figure-eight now and slide it down so that it is up against the eye of the hook.
- Tie a single overhand around the main line with the tag end. Snug it fairly tight.
- Simply hold the fly and pull the main line and the two knots will slide together and tighten, while leaving a nice loop between the knot and the fly.
Illustrations by Greg Pearson