Dropper loop

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Dropper loop knot
NamesDropper loop knot, blood dropper loop [1] blood loop dropper knot [2]
Typical useFishing

The dropper loop is a type of loop knot often used on multi-hook fishing lines. It can be created in the middle of a long line and forms a loop which is off to the side of the line.


There are two main methods of tying the dropper loop.

  1. Gather a loop and then twist it around the overlap a few times
  2. Form the loop and then use a matchstick to twist up the overlap.

Finally drop the loop through the central twist.

Dropper Loop being formed

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Handbook of Knots — Des Pawson — p125 — ISBN 1-4053-0467-7
  2. ^ The complete guide to knots and knot tying — Geoffrey Budworth — p.182ISBN 0-7548-0422-4