The Rapala knot is a common fishing knot that is intended to be tied directly to the lure. It was conceived by the Rapala Brothers, who emphasized that if a swivel or leader is essential, choose the lightest tackle possible so that the lure moves naturally.
This knot-tying animation will make it easy for you to learn the Rapala fishing knot, so try it out.
Form an overhand knot in the line. Pass the end through the eye and back through the overhand knot. Wrap the end three times round the standing end. Pass the end back through the overhand knot and then through the loop just formed. Lubricate, and tighten the knot. Trim the end.
* A long enough loop should be left to ensure that the eye is not gripped.