The #1 Knot To Use With Topwater Lures (To Catch Big Fish)


Are you missing strikes simply because you’re using the wrong knot for your topwater lures?

If you aren’t getting the best action from your walk-the-dog style lure, then you may want to change up your knot.

A loop knot allows your topwater lure more freedom to move through the water correctly, but many people are tying snug knots.

So in this video, you’ll learn why the non-slip loop knot is so effective and how to tie it.

Check it out!

Best Knot For Topwater Lures [VIDEO]

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With a snug knot, you are losing out on the best action from your topwater lure.

A non-slip loop knot will “walk” better, keep the weeds off your line, and deliver a better presentation which will translate into more strikes.

There are many different loop knots such as the canoe man and the Kreh loop knot.

But the non-slip loop knot is simple to tie and holds up to big fish!

How To Tie The Non-Slip Loop Knot

Step 1: Create an overhand loop and run the tag end through that loop.

Step 2: Then run the tag end through the eye of the lure and through the downward side of the loop.

Step 3: Cinch that down but not all of the way.

Step 4: Wrap the tag end around the line twice and run it back through the upward side of the loop.

Step 5: Tighten down and cut the tag end.

This knot allows the lure to be virtually weedless and keeps a strong connection.

And I can attest that this knot will hold up to big fish!

Here’s one of my favorite topwater lures to use with the non-slip loop knot:

And here’s the leader material I use for my topwater lures:


#1 Knot for Topwater Lures

A lot of anglers are using the wrong knot for topwater lures and missing out on strikes.

With a simple change-up of your knot, you can get better movement from your lure and in return, catch more fish.

The non-slip loop knot is simple to tie and will hold up to bigger fish!

Give it a try!

Have you been using the wrong knot for your topwater lures?

Let me know down in the comments.

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2 years ago

Thanks, but please slow down a little – you’re talking a bit too fast, especially when I want to watch the knot too. When you are talking about the upside and downside of the loop, slow down and please point them out at the same time. Thanks.

Tom Brown
2 years ago

Would the loop knot be good for trolling lures. Thanks

2 years ago

That is a giant Jack

Skip Baker
2 years ago

I have watched this video a dozen times and CANNOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME figure, out how the bottom of this knot differs from the top when there is only ONE LOOP to thread the line through.

Craig Astley
2 years ago

I think two raps are not enough! It brakes to easy compared to 3 or 4 raps. Can you do braking test! Let me know of results. Thanks 

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Craig Astley

Here’s a link to the breaking test on this knot (2 vs. 3 vs. 4 turns):

Marlon Knighton
2 years ago

Your “upside/downside” explanation is useless. I have no idea what you are talking about as far as “thread through the (upside) or (downside)

Brian Cadena
2 years ago

Look up non slip loop knot in search or on you tube and you can see how it’s done. It will make sense then.

Barry E
2 years ago

Nice knot and easily explained

So how do you guys deal with multiple changes of lures? I use a clip because I can change lures time after time without spending time changing leader and tying knots.

Barry E
2 years ago
Reply to  Wyatt Parcel

Thanks for the links. Here in the UK we use similar clips. I like the articles as there is always something that transfers across to our own lure fishing. Personally I do tend to use a fair number of different lures in a session and sometimes it’s cold and that equals numb fingers and that equals fumbling when knot tying. LOL. May try it in the summer months July and August when they are more predictable on the lure type

2 years ago
Reply to  Barry E

I sorta agree with you. But I don’t use full swivels. Just using a clip only, still gives you the action and ease of changing lures fast. My favorite style is to just attach an oval snap ring to all of my hard baits and top water baits, and use an improved clinch knot. I think the improved clinch knot has a higher breaking strength than any loop knot. But to each his own. I haven’t noticed any difference what so ever, between using snap rings, swivels, or loop knots. For me, it’s either the fish are at your location, or they aren’t.


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