A popular method of forming a loop, or loops, in the line above the sinker is to use the Dropper Loop. This draws into a knot that stands out at right angles to the line. If desired, the loops can be made long enough to have a hook set on them for use as a home made mackerel, cod or haddock rig.
To tie a Dropper Loop:
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- Form a loop in the line.
- Take hold of one side of the loop, and make 6 or more turns around the line itself.
- This is the tricky part - keep open the point where the turns or twists are being made.
- Take hold of the other side of the loop, and pull it through the center opening, use a finger in this loop so that it is not lost.
- Hold this loop between your teeth. Pull gently on both ends of the line, making the turns gather and pack down on either side of the loop.
- Draw up the knot by pulling the lines as tightly as possible. The turns will make the loop stand at right angles to the line.
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