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Tying the Twisted Dropper Loop
This dropper loops works well when making daisy chains or fishing baits off the bottom.
Dropper loops work well to fish baits off the bottom or rig up a daisy chain, and you can twist the line to add some abrasion resistance. To tie a dropper, start by forming a loop in the main line. Where the two lines run parallel to each other, pinch the line with your thumb and forefinger and start rolling them around themselves about six times. Using fewer turns with heavier mono will make it easier to snug the knot up.
Separate the middle twist.
And poke the loop through the gap.
Wet the knot with saliva and slowly draw it closed.
The completed dropper loop. Slide the hook on the end and you're fishing. If you're worried about the extra diameter of two strands of mono putting the fish off, cut one leg at the knot and simply tie the hook on.
To tie a twisted dropper loop, determine how long you want the dropper to be, then pinch the mono and twist it around itself about 15 to 20 times. Holding the end in your mouth makes the twisting easier.
As with the single dropper, form a loop with the main line and begin rolling both strands around each other.
After you've gone around about half a dozen times, open up the center loop.
Poke the dropper through the middle of the twists.
Wet with saliva and ease the knot tight.
By incorporating the twists you've increased abrasion resistance and rigidity in one handy knot. Depending on the bait and hook size, the dropper can be tied even shorter than this.
In comparison to the single dropper, the twisted dropper has less droop and is less inclined to tangle around the main line.
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