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Old 11-23-2001, 02:03 PM
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I think he also made the point that with loop eye hooks one should tie a double turle knot, which makes the tension as direct as possible and provides a very strong knot. Maybe it's not quite as strong as a palomar knot but I've never had a problem with turle knots on quality loop eye hooks for steelhead, and I never tie a knot to the eye unless it is a straight eye hook like a 200R for summer flies.

In summary, I think it's effectiveness over the centuries is based on the use of turle knots.
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