Before I started fishing in the salt, I had never tied a fly with a loop. It never seemed like something I needed to do. I didn’t really fish streamers and I tied my steelhead flies on with a simple clinch.
Then, I got to the salt and had to figure some new stuff out… like a non-slip loop knot.
I like that about switching up your game. You need to learn new stuff and in doing, you really start rounding out your game in other ways too. Now, if I’m throwing a streamer, I’ll use this same knot. Progress.