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Default Figure 8 Knot to attach tippet to leaders?

A while back a guy showed me a knot that he saw Lefty Kreh tie. Pretty sure Lefty did not invent it, but it formed a figure 8 before you pulled it tight.
Somehow,(AGE) I have completely forgot how to tie it
Anyone got a tutorial or web page help?
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Default Re: Figure 8 Knot to attach tippet to leaders?

I use a triple surgeons knot, not sure if that is what you are talking about:

Surgeon's Knot | How to tie a Surgeon's Knot | Fishing Knots
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Default Re: Figure 8 Knot to attach tippet to leaders?

No...finally found a video. And figured it out. unfortunately the video is in Japanese...which I don't speak.

https://thelimpcobra.com/2015/03/05/fishing-knots/

Super small knot and easy to tie with old eyes!
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Default Re: Figure 8 Knot to attach tippet to leaders?

That's a great looking knot! I invariably mute the volume on fly tying and knot tying videos so they could all be in Japanese. Thanks for the share. I'm going to make up some leaders using this figure 8 knot.
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Default Re: Figure 8 Knot to attach tippet to leaders?

The figure 8 knot is the standard when tying wire to a hook eye but I've never tried it with mono.
With wire, it's important that when you drawn the knot tight, only pull on the tag end, otherwise you've go a mess
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Default Re: Figure 8 Knot to attach tippet to leaders?

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A while back a guy showed me a knot that he saw Lefty Kreh tie. Pretty sure Lefty did not invent it, but it formed a figure 8 before you pulled it tight.

Somehow,(AGE) I have completely forgot how to tie it

Anyone got a tutorial or web page help?


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xW8BV3ZeaoE

Hemostat trick to simplify this knot!

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Default Re: Figure 8 Knot to attach tippet to leaders?

Thought you might like an English site...although he doesn't say much.

Fishing Knots | How to Tie Fishing Knots | Animated Fishing Knots

I've used the figure 8 for many years.....used it climbing for 28yrs.
I'm still here!

Everyone can tie a basic overhand knot.....just twist the loop once more, and then pass the end through..

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Thanks for the videos! Good information!

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Default Re: Figure 8 Knot to attach tippet to leaders?

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xW8BV3ZeaoE

Hemostat trick to simplify this knot!

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Yep, that's the one. This knot has been around for years before Orvis hung their name on it. For fluoro, I use the Seaguar knot, basically one more turn of the forceps. This guy calls it the triple surgeons knot. http://www.ginkandgasoline.com/fly-f...fly-fisherman/
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