Triple Loop Knot

The Triple Loop Knot is the strongest fluorocarbon knot around, and was invented by an angler as part of the knot competition upon which the data for our knot strength charts are based. Despite its name, the Triple Loop Knot is actually a variant of the Improved Clinch Knot.

The strength of the Triple Loop Knot when tied with fluorocarbon lines most likely comes from its use of multiple loops in a complementary way to the stiffness often found in fluorocarbon lines. The initial triple wrap of the line provides the extra breaking strength. However, apart from that small change, the rest of the knot is tied just like the Improved Clinch Knot.

The knot begins with three consecutive wraps around the eye of the hook (or your terminal tackle of choice), which immediately gives it an efficiency edge with triple line backing. The triple loop structure works well for stiff lines like fluorocarbon but won’t fare as well on slippery braided lines, so you’ll need to employ the knot in the right situations.

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Triple Loop Knot Strength

Just how strong is the Triple Loop Knot? Here are the knot strength efficiency numbers for the Triple Loop Knot as tested on monofilament, fluorocarbon, and braided fishing lines.

Line Type Knot Efficiency
Mono 123.3%
Fluoro 131.6%
Braid 114.8%
Average 123.2%

Be sure to check out the Fishing Knot Strength Chart to see how the Triple Loop Knot stacks up against other knots, and for more data and details on the testing methodology.

How to Tie the Triple Loop Knot

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