Heavy Line Bite Tippet Knot
I know there have been some questions in prior threads about how to attach the fly to very heavy bite tippets for tarpon and other larger fish. I asked my father-in-law, who is in Costa Rica right now, to video our favorite guide "Speedy" tying on a fly. So here it is. he is attaching 130 pound mono to one of our weighted tarpon flies. the knot is basically a version of the Lefty No-Slip Knot, but only going around the main-line once instead of multiple times. We have never had a Tarpon cause this knot to fail, and as you can see at the end of the video, it is easy to un-do to change flies. I would not try this version of the knot for lines lighter than 80 pound.
I have never tried attaching a video before.....so here goes....
By the way his name is actually "Spide", but they pronounce it "speedy".
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Last edited by mrfzx; 12-10-2012 at 12:40 PM.