How to Tie a Baja Knot

The Baja Knot is just another name for a Perfection Loop with a hook at the end. The great thing about this knot is its ability to give movement to the hook while in the water.

The Baja Knot works well with light lines all the way up to heavy leaders meant for grouper.

Tying the Baja Knot

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  1. Form a loop several inches before the end of the line.
  2. Slide a hook at the base of the loop and allow it to hang freely.
  3. Take the free end of the line over the top of the first loop and behind the running line to make another loop. 
  4. Pinch the line with your forefinger and thumb and pull at the tag end till this loop gets smaller than the first loop.
  5. Repeat the step to make a third medium-sized loop.
  6. Now slide the hook to the top of this loop, then pull it through the middle one and then through the first one before tightening the fishing knot.
  7. Make sure that the hook is secure using pliers and by pulling the standing line firmly.
How to Tie a Baja Knot
A Baja Knot is a Perfection Loop with a hook.
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  • Make sure that the loops are of various lengths.


  • This fishing knot can be used to attach a hook to a line. 



  • Tying this knot can take time, especially the part where you need to make loops of different sizes. 


  • Berkley Braid Knot – This is one of the few fishing knots used on slippery lines without failing.
  • Davy Knot – As one of the most compact fishing knots you can use, the Davy knot is ideal for fly fishing. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I make sure that the loops in the Baja Knot are of the perfect length.

A: The only way to ensure this is with practice. 

Jon Stenstrom
Founder & Angler
Jon Stenstrom is a fishing enthusiast. He has over 25 years of fishing experience, and 6 years of spearfishing experience, and is currently learning how to boat. Jon has his Open Water PADI Certification and FII Freediver Level 1 Certification. Jon has traveled the world to fish and dive, most notably in the Great Barrier Reef, Baja Mexico, Thailand, and Malaysia. More Articles
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