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chicagojohn 03-10-2011 12:40 AM

Best Knot to join fly line & backing
 
I'm looking for feedback on the best knot to use for connecting backing to the end of fly line on a trout / bass setup. Any suggestions?

fyshstykr 03-10-2011 01:02 AM

Re: Best Knot to join fly line & backing
 
ChicagoJohn,
Here's a link for many "commonly asked questions" that Frank has put together. Take a look at the Albright Knot.http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...y-fishing.html

swirlchaser 03-10-2011 10:53 AM

Re: Best Knot to join fly line & backing
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chicagojohn (Post 222075)
I'm looking for feedback on the best knot to use for connecting backing to the end of fly line on a trout / bass setup. Any suggestions?

I use a very long loop to attach the backing to the flyline. Big enough to pass the plastic spool the line came on through. It makes changing out my flylines easier. I can wind the flyline back onto the spool it came on and to a loop to loop spool and all.

russellb 03-15-2011 09:13 AM

Re: Best Knot to join fly line & backing
 
I still like the nail knot for backing to fly line. Same for mono end loops on the front end where not already provided. I find that the best nail knot tool is a unflaired thread bobbin, it really works great.

popperfly 03-15-2011 09:37 AM

Re: Best Knot to join fly line & backing
 
Nail knot is good connecting knot but I perfer using a triple surgeon knot. I also use the same knot when stepping down tippet line from let's say 6lb to 4lb.

gt05254 03-15-2011 11:56 AM

Re: Best Knot to join fly line & backing
 
Add me to the Albright knot fan club. Never failed me, and it has gone out through the guides many times.
Gary

Rip Tide 03-15-2011 03:05 PM

Re: Best Knot to join fly line & backing
 
double whipped loop / Bimini twist

..... I like tying the Bimini ...... it's fun to see it come together :D

imxer 05-15-2011 06:35 PM

Re: Best Knot to join fly line & backing
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swirlchaser (Post 222185)
I use a very long loop to attach the backing to the flyline. Big enough to pass the plastic spool the line came on through. It makes changing out my flylines easier. I can wind the flyline back onto the spool it came on and to a loop to loop spool and all.

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sc

Your system makes sense, planning to use it.:thumbsupu My backing is currently attached to the running line with a nail knot. Have thought about cutting the backing about 12-18 inches from from the running line and tying a perfection loop in both ends to make a loop to loop attachment. Have you tried using backing for both loops? If so, any problems getting them apart when wet etc? Thanks
imxer

nerka 05-16-2011 02:43 AM

Re: Best Knot to join fly line & backing
 
I am a nail knot fan. When fishing for Kings on the 10wt, I actually tie three of them close together. When the tag ends are trimmed tightly there is no issue of the knots snagging on rod guides.

Liphookedau 05-16-2011 05:35 AM

Re: Best Knot to join fly line & backing
 
I mainly use Both The Nail Knot & the Albright Knot,I find the Albright is the quicker of the two to tie.
Brian.


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