Nancy and I spent a four day weekend on the shores of lake Michigan, and it got me to thinking of an upcoming trip to Ontario to fish for Lake Trout and, of course, the fall salmon and brown season. In turn that got me to thinking about fishing the flies on a loop knot. This last summer, I learned a new loop knot that I really like. It’s the Belize Knot, shown to me by Jeff Parker (“Parker”) who guides for No-See-Um Lodge in Alaska. He called it that because a guide (named Fabian) in Belize showed him the knot. What I really like about it is that it can be made as small as one needs. So small, in fact, that Parker was using it to tie on fry imitations (size 16 hook) when he showed it to me. In addition, when the knot is finished, the tag end points rearward, and when it’s clipped, doesn’t pick up weeds as the fly is retrieved.