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Dropper loop or surgeon's loop?

By: Dhart
5/12/2019 5:39 PM

Just curious about what knot is preferred on a 2-hook deep dropper rig.

The dropper loop knot is traditional, but the surgeon's loop knot is said to have more strength. Anyone willing to share what they use?


By: Pickle
5/13/2019 9:15 AM

Being very old school, I'm not familiar with Surgeon's Loop. For the fish I'm targeting Blueline Tiles, Black Sea Bass, Triggers Hake and Snowy Grouper the conventional dropper loop.does fine with 60 lbs mono. Remember no snaps, swivels or " Jewelry". Have not lost fish with loop breaking. Remember my target fish rarely exceed 20 lbs.


By: Dhart
5/13/2019 12:44 PM

Thanks, Pickle.

I was hoping you would see this. My thinking was that if the dropper loop was so traditional, meaning widely used, than it must work fine IF tied correctly.

The surgeon's loop knot would remind you of a "figure 8" knot, but not quite the same. It is said to be slightly stronger, but with the heavier mono, I don't think it would make a difference. Thanks, again.