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    Knots

    What knots are you using to attach your fly.

    Dries?

    Nymphs?

    Streamers?

    Whatever?

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    Re: Knots

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsignarcher View Post
    What knots are you using to attach your fly.

    Dries?

    Nymphs?

    Streamers?

    Whatever?
    What's a nymph??

    Okay so you need to start with a loop. Give that loop a double-twist. Then circle back around so the two ends are neighbors, right?? Okay then one neighbor invites the other over for a barbecue, and the kids (the two ends) play tug of war. If the bout ends in a stalemate, you've tied it correctly. I'm pretty sure it's called the quadruple windsor knot, but I could be wrong.

    My grandpa taught me the improved clinch knot when I was about 8. It's been almost 15 years since I learned that knot and I haven't lost a single dolphin.

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    Re: Knots

    Dries - Improved clinch
    Nymphs - Davy (Double Davy)
    Streamers (normal sizes) - Improved clinch
    Streamers (large articulated) - Non-slip mono loop


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    Re: Knots

    When I'm paying attention Davy.

    Old habits die hard.. If I'm having a "senior moment', Improved Clinch.

    Seldom... I've been experimenting with using a "Super Braid" as a tippet, for "toothy" creatures, in lieu of wire.
    Then a Palomar will hold better.


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    Re: Knots

    I pretty much use the clinch or improved clinch depending on hook wire size. Larger wire eyes don't let the tag end get held as well so I generally improve it. For smaller hook sizes I generally do not.


    Midges are where I experiment. Davy knot and knot from Midge Magic are smaller than clinch and look better to me. In Reno many of the good fishermen prefer larger tippets, like 4X, on midges and use a loop knot so they move better on a larger tippet. I've gone back and forth on that one, but the guys who use it swear by it. If you are fishing where a 24" brown is a possibility going to a larger tippet is a good idea in my experience. I know everybody claims to catch 20" plus fish on 7X tippet with no problems, but I feel better with a stronger tippet.

    Some days I like a loop knot for a streamer, but not often.


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    Re: Knots

    No turtle knots for the catskill dry guys?

    …..cant tie that thing to save my life


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    Re: Knots

    This song should help you guys.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzc6l_hpQXo


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    Re: Knots

    I like a surgeons loop for anything sub surface and a non slip mono loop for streamers.

    With my dries though I'm not happy with the improved clinch. The knot influences how the fly sits and not usually in a good way. I really like the looks of that davey knot, Ive seen it before but never used it.

    FIN-ITE, why do you use the clinch over davey for your dries?


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    Re: Knots

    A good site with decent animations of fishing knots...

    Fishing Knots | How to Tie Every Fishing Knot | Animated Fishing Knots plus Illustrated Fishing Knots


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    Re: Knots

    Blood knot or advanced blood knot is the only thing I use to tie on a fly

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