The Sixteen-Twenty Loop

Here is a knot called the Sixteen-Twenty Loop, developed by Richard Nightingale a few years ago. It's very easy to tie and has earned a very high confidence factor (.99 in the 8 and 12-pound test using various materials including Maxima - in more than ½ the tests the leader material broke before the knot.) According to the test results it is stronger than the Improved Cinch Knot or Duncan Loop.

Tighten the Sixteen-Twenty Loop by first pulling on the tag end close to the knot firmly around the leader. Then pull hard on the leader to draw the knot tight against the eye of the hook. When it's seated properly you'll feel a slight click or pop. Make sure that you moisen the knot with saliva or water prior to tightening.