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In this FS Seminar, Reel Time host George Gozdz explains how to tie loop knots. George explains why and when a loop knot should be used as well as how to tie a Homer Rhode Loop.
Loop knotting a circle hook defeats the purpose of a circle hook which is to avoid gut hooking a fish. A loop knotted circle hook will turn in the fish’s gut and the hook tip will point up and result in a gut hooked fish. Always snell your circle hook. You might lose some action on live bait but your hookup ratio will be better and few gut hookked fish.
Also the name of the knot that George ties is not the Home rhode loop knot. What George ties is called the Buffer loop knot which ends with a half hitch like he did on the video. Home Rhode loop is a little different brother. Look it up!!
Arun- thanks for the clarification on the name.