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Favorite knots for tying tippets to leaders using .....

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what are your favorite knot to use for tying flourocarbon tippet to monofilament leader, an then florocarbon tippet to your fly?

what is your favorte monofilament tippet to mono leader knot, and then your mono knot to fly?
just curious, was debating with a few friends at Salmon Camp a few weeks back. I wondering what everyone else prefers.

Posted on: 2012/10/21 20:49


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Triple surgeon's is what I use to tie my mono to carbon, and then I use a clinch knot to my fly. I don't know if they are the correct knots to use, bit I have never had a problem.

Posted on: 2012/10/21 21:01
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Becker,
Improved clinch or regular? also how many turns do you prefer on a clinch?

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Regular clinch and I never really count how many times I spin it. Probably around 8-10 times though.

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Triple surgeons for leader to tippet and regular clinch 5-8 turns for most FW and a loop knot for SW. Gotta say I never use fluro.

Posted on: 2012/10/22 8:33


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blood knots for leader to tippet regardless of type, loop knot for streamers, clinch for flies up to size 14, figure 8 knot for flies smaller than that

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Blood knots for all leader/tippet knots. At larger sizes, when diameter difference is larger, I do 4 turns of the bigger around the small, and 6 turns for the smaller around the large. At smaller diameters, I don't really count, it's probably around 6 turns for each.

Sometimes, if in a hurry, or my hands are cold, for tippet knots only I just do a double clinch. Each line clinched to the other. Comes out looking a lot like a blood knot, and it's much quicker and easier for me to do streamside cause you can twist instead of wrap. Technically it's not quite as strong as a blood knot, but strong enough to get the job done. I do avoid this with steelhead.

For knots to the fly, a regular (unimproved) clinch knot.

Posted on: 2012/10/22 15:13


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Triple surgeon for leader to tippet. Improved clinch with 5 wraps for the fly. I'm usually using between 4x and 7x. You can use standard clinch with more twists with most tippet but I feel the improved clinch holds tighter and stronger with 6 and 7x.

Posted on: 2012/10/22 21:28


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Tulen, everbody,
what about when fishing for Saltwater or Great Lakes species?I have my favorites..but for salmon/ steelhead i have yet to be satisfied with the knots i have been using.

Posted on: 2012/10/22 22:30


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I use the same for G.L., have not had a knot fail. I have never fished the salt with a fly rod. I do use the same exact knots for my spinning salt excursions though. I want to know what the argument was that brought this up. Who was saying what?

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double uni-knot for end to end connection, then clinch knot to the fly.

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For salt I'm using a home made leader with loop-loop on my leader/tippet and loop knot for all flies

Posted on: 2012/10/23 11:26


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For salmon and steelhead I use a barrel swivel between my mono leader and flouro tippet. Knots to the swivel are either clinch (5 turns, not improved) or Palomar. I use the same two knots on the terminal end for these large salmonids. For regular trout substitute a tippet ring for the swivel and I often use a simple Orvis knot.

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Becker,
My buddies an I have noticed that when we used flouro tied to flies that sometimes there was knot failure. I do know how to tie a good many knots an tie them very well spit on em ect.
I love Maxima Chameleon and Utragreen as well as Amnesia in butt sections. I also like ultragreen an Chameleon for tippets too.
I also really like Drennan too, not easy to find. All Seasons Sports is the only place up there that carries it.
I am a big proponent of flouro for nymphs,streamers,softhackles and wets. I use Seagaur Grandmax for that.
In Saltwater its regular Seaguar hands down, if i run out Maxima works great too.
But for Salmon Steelhead i have lost faith in Seaguar Grandmax.. it is very brittle an does not have the breaking strength that maxima does along with the abrasion resistance.
May be the reason that Maxima is the single largest line sold on the Lakes.
Anyhow Becker we were discussing this while drinking some ice cold Troegs Troeganators ,and the subject came up.We have each noticed trouble with flourocarbon. We have fished the great lakes for long time together. Sometimes we like to try new things like flouro and IMHO ill take Maxima or Drennan over flouro for Salmon an Steelhead .

Posted on: 2012/10/24 12:02


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