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Old 02-08-2010, 08:02 AM
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need to get me a knot tool....which one do you all use?
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:38 AM
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Hey Luked,

what do you need a knot tool for? backing to fly line? leaders? etc. --where and what knots?

The only knot I have in my whole rig is backing to flyline.... I whip loops into the leader end of my fly line (assuming there is not a loop from the factory...), leaders are furled with shorb loops-- simple loop to loop there, and fly end of furled leaders have loops for 'tippet' material attachment-- I use standard mono/ flouro as my "tippet' and while I tie a double surgeons there, the leader/ tippet attachment is a loop as well....

I know this was kind of long winded, but It works for me and saves much time not having to secure knots... (even simple knots take time)

If you have any questions about any of this, search google or the forums-- or just pm me-- I'll be glad to link you to the info that I've used to set my rigs up the way they are.
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Default Re: knot tool? which one do you like

The only knot that I need a knot for is the nail knot. For that I use a Tie Fast Knot Tyer.

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It does other knots, but I mainly use it for nail knots.

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The "Tie-Fast" here too. Here's a good video on how to use it:
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Default Re: knot tool? which one do you like

I tie everything with my fingers except the Nail Knot. I was turned on to the tool that MP posted and have never cursed while tying a nail knot since getting it.
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Default Re: knot tool? which one do you like

Thanks guys...the nail knot is what im wantin it for...tried the ink tube pen trick and it dont work very good for me...so want to get a tool for it
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I use a small cotter pin for my nail knots.
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Default Re: knot tool? which one do you like

Rip,

I should have known that ha, ha. I used to carry a swizzle stick like is served with a mixed drink but still had failures. That little tool is the slickest gizmo I've ever had for doing the knot. It reminds me of when I saw my first lighter.
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Default Re: knot tool? which one do you like

nail knot is a good knot to know. I always use(d) a small stirrer straw (the one that you see in convenience stores for coffee and other 'hot' drinks---

That being said-- if you are snowed out like myself, you have plenty of time to rig up your lines as I mentioned before-- spend a half hour per line right now (presuming that you aren't fishing) and not have to worry about knots and knot strength, will they fail? did that one cinch down correctly? etc...

Have leaders ready with loops-- easy to swap when necessary.

Just some food for thought....
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