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Topic Review (Newest First)
08-25-2004 07:50 PM

For me its improved clinch and Palomar. anything with an up or down eye gets the Palomar.

08-25-2004 11:35 AM
Havok this is my only knot I know.
04-21-2003 12:47 PM
Knots I Use

I use blood knots for leaders to the tippet. I attach that with a double surgeons.

I use the non-slip loop to attach tippets to the polyleaders I use.

I use the Jansick special to attach hooks, because I have found it to be stronger than the Palomar. I will also use the non-slip loop for some hooks for summer steelhead.
01-11-2003 03:28 PM
FlyFishAR none of the above.......

I use the modified figure "8"..... aka Davy knot......

01-11-2003 12:59 PM
Orvis Knot


The Orvis knot is another way to attach your fly to your tippet.

Here's a good link that shows you how to tie it:

01-11-2003 12:55 PM
It's all for knot

It's raining, the rivers are blown out, I'm tired of tying, so here goes...

The 16-20 knot is my current favorite, followed by Kreh's no-slip loop, and then the Trilene knot.

Those unfamiliar with the 16-20 should give it a try. I came across it while checking out an Alantic Salmon website and have been impressed with it's strength, durability, and compact structure. I've yet to have a single 16-20 knot fail.

Here's a link if you care to give it a try:

01-11-2003 12:14 PM
SDHflyfisher When you guys are talking about the orvis knot do you mean the blood knot? which is what i use for making my leaders.
01-11-2003 12:11 PM
SDHflyfisher i voted for improved clinch simply because it is easy and fast and strong. never heard of the orvis knot before.
12-30-2002 02:49 PM
Fly to tippet knots

1. Palomar for dead drifting nymphs.
2. Improved turle for dry flies.
3. Non-slip mono for imparting action to a fly.
4. Snelled when using shock tippet to insure the fly tracks correctly.

12-30-2002 12:39 PM
top three

My preferences:

1. Non-slip loop for weighted flies in SW

2. Trilene knot for any tippet finer than 6x in FW

3. Improved clinch for just about anything else
12-30-2002 12:33 PM
FredA Improve clinch.
What Pete (Frenchcreek) said.

Surgoens for tying leader sections together unless I'm home with the "How To" in front of me. Then I'll use the Orvis knot for tapered leaders and Blood knots for the heavy stuff in the butt.
12-30-2002 11:24 AM
Improved clinch

I've trusted my life to this knot using it to tie life lines and anchor gear when using Samson Braid Line (Round Woven Rope) and have never had one come apart. So I figure if it's good enough for that it should hold a fish.
12-30-2002 09:57 AM
Dble Haul
None of the above.....

The knot that I use the most often is the non-slip loop knot. I use this for almost every single salt water fly that I tie on, and for all large freshwater streamers and topwater patterns. For smaller stuff like nymphs and dries, I use the regular turtle knot.
12-29-2002 02:44 PM
pmflyfisher Improved clinch, trilene knot, Duncan knot (nymphs)
surgeons knot (3x and 4x), not sure about the improved clinch though for fluro carbons yet, lost a couple of steelhead due to that knot using fluor carbon. Might have been me ?

Suppose to pull the knot quickly together for the flour carbons in order for it to tighten correctly.

I need to practice that, put that on my to do list.

Prepare yourself before you get to the water !

PM Out
12-29-2002 02:19 PM
I'm with Bob on this one.

"Interestingly, they also recommend the four-turn surgeon's knot for attaching the fluorocarbon tippet to the mono leader. It works well, using the wetting/tightening action described above. Prior to that I had problems with tippets breaking at their junction knot"

To build leaders I'll use a good old barrel knot, to attach tippet materials (especially if it's going to be fluorocarbon) with a tripple sugeon's knot. Interesting the 'do it quick' part on snugging up the pieces. That I didn't know.
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