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Old 04-03-2003, 01:55 PM
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As I understand it, the main reason the turle knot is used is to create a "direct pull" on the fly, i.e., the leader is on the same plane as the hook shaft so when one sets the hook, the business end of the hook pulls straight into the fish's jaw. This is not the case when using the loop knot. Do you find that you have more difficulty hooking the fish when using the loop knot?

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