How to Tie Two Lures on a Fishing Line

How to Tie Two Lures on a Fishing LineThere are times when using two lures on a fishing line will cause multiple hook-ups. Species of fish that like to congregate in schools will often hit multiple lures. Crappie and baitfish are two examples where multiple lures can pay dividends. Although different styles of lures may be used, jigs work extremely well for this application. By using a dropper knot, an angler can easily tie two lures to his fishing line with minimal tangling.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • Jigs,
  • Leader,
  • Nail clippers
Step 1
Strip about 3 to 4-feet of line off reel. Thread line through jig eyelet and slide it down to where you want the knot tied. Make an overhand loop where you want the dropper, keeping the jig inside the loop. See Step 1 illustration.
Step 2
Pass the standing line down and under the loop. Control the size of the dropper loop by increasing the size of the loop. See Step 2 illustration.
Step 3
Make six turns around the loop. Try to keep the turns even on both sides of the smaller loop that was formed. See Step 3 illustration.
Step 4
Reach through the center opening and pull the loop through. Though the jig is not shown in Step 2, 3 and 4, keep it in position in the center of the big loop so it can be pulled through the center opening. See Step 4 illustration.
Step 5
Pull on the tag end and standing line while holding the loop. Moisten the knot so that it will tighten smoothly. Tighten until the knot is snug. Take the other jig and using a Uni-Knot, tie it on the tag end. Trim tag end flush with knot. See Step 5 illustration.

Tips & Warnings

The jig is omitted in Step 2, 3 and 4.
A leader may be used for the dropper knot if desired.
Use caution when working with hooks.

Article Written By Daniel Ray

Daniel Ray has been writing for over 15 years. He has been published in "Florida Sportsman" magazine. He holds an FAA airframe and powerplant license and FCC radiotelephone license, and is also a licensed private pilot. He attended the University of South Florida.

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