How To Tie The Rapala Knot
The Best Fishing Knot For Crankbaits

The Rapala Knot is a non slip knot containing a loop which allows fishing lures to move more freely.

The rapala fishing knot is perfect to tie directly to your favorite rapala crankbaits, like the deep diving crankbaits, lipless crankbaits, shallow divers, and jerkbaits. Feel free to tie on a swimbait too. It doesn't necessarily have to be a Rapala fishing lure, but...

This fishing knot has been recommended by the Rapala brothers too. The rapala minnow crankbait plug was designed to imitate an injured minnow. To fully maximize that shimmy shake wobble when fishing those lures as they were designed to do, the rapala loop knot is the best knot to use.

Knots that snug tight to the split ring or eyelit actually restrict the lure from naturally moving to it's fullest potential. Other things that can disturb the lures' natural mobility could be additional attachments such as snaps, clasps and swivels.

If you plan to use weight to get the lure down deeper in the water, be sure to keep it away from the lure. If using a small weight like a small split shot sinker, place it about 6 inches or so from the lure. Bigger weights should be placed further away on the line, like from 10 to 18 inches.

The rapala loop knot is basically tying an overhand knot and a fisherman's improved clinch knot. Check it out...

Rapala Knot Tying Instructions

Steps On How To Tie The Rapala Fishing Knot:

1. Tie an overhand knot then pass the tag end through the eye or the split ring of the fishing lure.

Overhand Knot and pass tag end through to begin Step 1 Rapala Knot

2. Pass the tag end through the overhand knot.

Overhand Knot and Improved Clinch Knot for The Rapala Knot

3. Make about 3 wraps around the standing main line, going away from the lure and overhand knot. You're actually just starting with tying an improved clinch knot here, but without as many wraps unless you want as many.

Overhand Knot and Improved Clinch Knot for The Rapala Knot

4. Pass the tag end back through the overhand knot.

Tying the Improved Fisherman's Knot for The Rapala Loop Knot

5. Bring the tag end back up through the loop which was just formed resulting from the previous step.

Tying The Rapala Fishing Knot Loop Best For Crankbaits

6. Moisten and pull the lines to cinch the knot nice and snug. Then trim the tag end.

You can form the loop knot as close to the lure as you would like, but the purpose is to allow it to move freely, and not to have a knot snugged tight onto the lure to restrict it's natural motion.

Rapala Knot and How To Tie Fishing Knots Instructions

That's it. The Rapala Knot is all tied up. The only thing left is to toss it out and and crank those fish in. Shake, rattle and roll in your favorite saltwater or freshwater fishing hot spots. It's a "wrap"!


Fishing Knot Guide Books, Instruction Videos, Kindle Editions and Waterproof Knot Cards

If you're serious about fishing, it's a good idea to learn about which knots are best to use and for what. Books and videos are perfect just for that. It can also be just as helpful to carry a set of waterproof knot tying instructions with yourself out on the water.

Check out these Fishing Knot Guide Books HERE >>


Facebook Comments

Leave a comment, question or tip in the box below.