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Default Re: Heavy Line Bite Tippet Knot

I was shown the non-slip mono loop knot by a Key's guide out of Plantation Key in the early 90's and have been using it ever since. A great knot; easy to tie and tighten, very strong and permits flies to waft down more naturally on the pause. Very important for crustacean imitating flies in particular. With heavy bite tippet, knot strength is irrelevant because the class tippet would part long before even a 50% knot would fail in the thick flouro bite so a one-turn non-slip loop is a great idea (a stronger multi-turn conventional version would be way too bulky). A knot I have seen used in the Keys on the bight is a figure eight knot where, rather than an overhand knot, a figure eight two pass through knot is tied in the tippet, passed through the eye then passed twice trough the figure eight with a single turn finish around the standing line. Actually this is similar to Speedy's version except for the figure eight as opposed to an over-hand starter knot. And for the class tippet to the bight tippet material another Key's knot is the standard, the famous Albright Knot.
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