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George Daniel: Great tips and vids on rigs and nymphing
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Below is a link to George Daniel's site. I'm not sure if you will find a more knowledgeable (or nicer) guy to learn about fly-fishing for trout in PA (a ditto for Amidea Daniel, his wife).

There are a series of great tips and videos on nymphing and rigging as well as streamer fishing by George.

I've been doing the clinch knot trick for adding droppers for years now, and this is the first video I've see mentioning it and showing how it's done.

There's also a good tutorial for rigging an all mono leader for tight-line nymphing.

https://www.livinonthefly.com/blog/

Posted on: 1/27 10:32


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I’m switching. Will also explore this knot on my dropper wet fly leaders.

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Watched the video but I'm a little confused. I swear at the 2:08 mark he ties a surgeon's knot but calls it a 3 or 4 turn clinch knot.

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ryansheehan wrote:
Watched the video but I'm a little confused. I swear at the 2:08 mark he ties a surgeon's knot but calls it a 3 or 4 turn clinch knot.


I went back and checked it out. He misspoke, he ties a surgeons knot 20" or so above the point and used the lower tag of the surgeons knot as a dropper > pretty standard stuff.

The tip is when the dropper is trimmed off a time or two and is too short, clip off the dropper and tie a piece of line with a clinch knot above the existing surgeons knot and slide it down to the surgeons using it as a stop knot instead of clipping the whole tippet off and starting over.

As I wrote above, I've been doing this for a long time and it really works well. I will retie with a surgeons if my tippet is really beat up, but adding a dropper with the clinch knot is a great shortcut if the tippet is in good shape.

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I really like the idea of just tying above the knot, it's a great tip. I always tie off the tag end when using a dropper above the point. Most of the time I nymph in line but I've been doing more and more drop shotting.

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ryansheehan wrote:
Watched the video but I'm a little confused. I swear at the 2:08 mark he ties a surgeon's knot but calls it a 3 or 4 turn clinch knot.


I went back and checked it out. He misspoke, he ties a surgeons knot 20" or so above the point and used the lower tag of the surgeons knot as a dropper > pretty standard stuff.



Btw, I've never tied a dropper off using this method, I've always tied off tag while stepping down tippet. Thanks for posting, not so standard for me, excited to give it a shot.

Posted on: 1/27 18:54






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