Double Surgeon’s Loop

This is a quick, easy way to tie a loop in the end of a leader. It is often used as part of a leader system because it is relatively strong.

To Tie a Double Surgeon’s Loop:

Double the tag end of the line. Make a single overhand knot in the double line.Double Surgeon's Loop 1
Hold the tag end and standing part of the line in your left hand and bring the loop around and insert through the overhand knot again.Double Surgeon's Loop 2
Hold the loop in your right hand. Hold the tag end and standing line in your left hand. Moisten the knot (don’t use saliva) and pull to tighten.Double Surgeon's Loop 3
Trim off the tag end.Double Surgeon's Loop 4