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What knot do you guys use to tie the fly onto your tippet? I have used a cinch not ever since I started fly fishing, but I have always wondered if there is a smaller less noticeable knot that is just as strong if not equally as strong. What do y'all use.

Posted on: 2010/4/22 23:14
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Clinch. I throw a palomar in for good measure now and then. If using a conehead or something with no hackle, I prefer the palomar. Otherwise, it's just asking to trap fibers in the knot.

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I always use the improved clinch knot, but check this out... especially if you're gonna be competing :)

http://www.redrockadventure.com/fishing/flyfishing/davy-knot.htm

google it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yybBYDfwrHI

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Hmm I might have to give that one a whirl tomorrow night to see how it holds up with 6x.

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There's a knot other than the cinch knot?

Lies. Lies and fabrications.

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Haha thats what I am saying. I used to even tie tippet to leader using two cinch knots. But there really was no strength to it, and after losing a big brown because my knot was weak, I refreshed my mind on the surgeons knot. Whoops

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Davy Knot!! The only one I use for steelhead flies or small size 28 tricos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol4n9ZaJR4U&feature=related

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I'm a clinch or improved clinh guy.

It's the first one I learned, so I think that's why I stuck with it.

I've done it so many times I can get it really quick, without discarding more than 1/4" of tippet.

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I'm a clinch or improved clinh guy.

It's the first one I learned, so I think that's why I stuck with it.

I've done it so many times I can get it really quick, without discarding more than 1/4" of tippet.

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I use the Orvis Knot. I did some tests a while back and the orvis knot out performed the clinch knot almost every time. Once you get the hang of it tying it is a snap. And it is a "small" knot. Also, I believe that it is performs better across a wider variation of hook sizes than the clinch for a particular tippet diameter. Since I started using the Orvis Knot I never find myself staring at a little curlicue of tippet where a fly used to be.

Here's a link to the the Orvis site with animated knot directions

Orvis Knot

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I use just the regular clinch , not the improved , the reason is that with the regular knot you can remove it by pinching it behind the last wrap with your fingernails and pull it out to change flies. It's easy and quick , 5 wraps is what i use. With some streamers i'll tie a surgeons loop in the end of the tippet and use a loop connection over the fly , this seems to let some streamers move a little better , and if you are fishing for toothy fish you have the extra strand in the loop.

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There's an echo in here. LOL...........jk

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Depending on the fly and how I want it to work I'll use a variety. Usually clinch/improved clinch. If the hooks have bigger eyes I'll go trilene knot. If throwing a streamer or a nymph I want have a lot of action I'll go with a rapala knot.

Check this site out:

Knots by Grog

Should teach you how to tie most knots for varying situations.

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I use the Orvis knot and the non-slip mono loop. http://www.fishandfly.co.uk/knots/orvis/index.html
http://www.netknots.com/html/non_slip_loop_knot.html

I like the Trilene knot for heavy tippet (salmon and steelhead). http://www.steelheader.net/knots/trilene_knot.htm

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Improved clinch for flies size 20 and larger.

For smaller dries, such as midges, I use the Turle (or turtle) knot. Knot tucks in behind the eye when tied correctly... so when it lands on the water the attitude of the fly is correct. Very easy to tie. Basically, an overhand knot around the tippet...

www.graspr.com/videos/Turle-Knot-1

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