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Old 10-14-2010, 12:04 PM
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Default Re: Favorite "loop" knot?

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Originally Posted by kglissmeyer1 View Post
I'm with the concensus for the Orvis No-slip Loop Knot. I've also heard it called the Uni Loop or the Duncan Loop. Here's the link with a tutorial:

Orvis_Knots

I also like to use it for small nymphs, especially anything 18 or smaller on light tippets.

kelly.
I called this the Orvis Knot because I was first shown how to tie it by a guide from the Slate Run Tackle Shop in PA. They are an Orvis dealer and Rich told me it was called the Orvis Knot.

What I have learned over the years is simple. Besides giving the fly a tiny loop for great action I have never had one break before the leader to line connection.

No matter what knot I use (level leader) to connect the leader to my line / butt loop, when I break a rig off it is the whole works that is lost. The knot at the line / leader connection breaks (not the one at the fly) and I lose the entire leader, fly and all.

I don't know of any other in the field test that could be more conclusive when wondering which knot is stronger.
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