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To avoid trailing hook loss with a long [enough to replace the hook] loop, do not use a traditional interlocking loop [square knot appearance]. Rather continue the loop around the eye of the hook creating a girth hitch.

See "wrong way" diagram in Sosin/Kreh Practical Fishing Knots page 130 [1972] or Sosin/Kreh Practical Fishing Knots II page 67 [1991].
 

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Losing hooks was mentioned on the string leech post. I have lost hooks as have two of my fishing partners, prior to using the girth hitch, which takes a couple of seconds more than a traditional loop-to-loop.
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I have never lost a tailing hook with a simple loop, I have frequently had the loop wear on the small gap where the end of the eyeloop abuts the shank of the bait hook - I have solved this problem by whipping the small gap closed with a small buffer of tying thread.
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