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View Poll Results: What knot do you tie your fly on with?
Clinch 57 21.92%
Improved Clinch 120 46.15%
Perfection Loop 6 2.31%
Double Surgeon's Loop 5 1.92%
Uni-Knot/Duncan Loop 21 8.08%
Orvis Knot 12 4.62%
Trilene Knot 8 3.08%
Palomar Knot 10 3.85%
Non-slip Mono Loop 10 3.85%
Other 28 10.77%
Don't know - it's my "significant other's" problem 2 0.77%
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:13 AM
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Default Re: What knot do you tie your fly on with?

Hi to all,

Good point Joni. Any loop knot no matter if you are tyeing on a fly or making a loop to loop connection should be small loops. The no-slip mono knot can be tied pretty small and the perfection loop can be tied very small.

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I never heard of anyone doing this but stole it from a walleye rig that i make-- i have been putting my fly in the middle of tying a perfection loop---i can tie it in less than 30 sec at my desk (which translates into 3 minutes in a pitching boat and shaking hands while changing flies for a daisychaining pod of tarpon)

loop the first loop and pinch --put fly in and make the second loop and pinch and put the tag between the loops---pull the fly through the first loop and adjust the size

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Hi Mike,

This is picture #6 and gives better detail.

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I use a clinch knot all the time. I have never lost a fly with this knot; not on fish, not on logs, not on rocks, not on tree branches. But, I'm always using flies that are in the 12-28 size range, so I can't comment on it's value with larger flies. I use hemostats to tie my clinch; very quick, very easy and, so far, no broken-off flies. I pull the knot tight very slowly (even when I'm looking at the rise the of a lifetime) and I'm careful to be sure that it's moist enough to avoid the potential friction-induced meltdown.
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Hi All:

I use a cinch and when I want a little more action on my wets and streamers I will use a ducan loop. I find both work well.

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I only use a Uni knot. I think it's much better than the improved clinch and so much faster to tie. I mean a Uni, not a Uni loop.

Even tying leader to tippet, I use a Uni to Uni. The triple surgeons has a big lump and doesn't have the knot strength the Uni does.

The Uni only takes a second to tie. I use a six loop Uni. Also the knot will slide down to the fly and only use a small amount of tippet.

Everyone uses the Uni knot in saltwater....... both spin and fly. I got used to it and use it exclusively with my freshwater 6X!

The improved Clinch is probably just as strong, it's just that I got so used to tying the Uni. I can tie it with my eyes closed!

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Improved clinch!! First knot I ever learned. I can do it quick, which counts when changing flies for clients. Use surgeons knot for tying on tippet. Rebuilding a leader might get a blood knot or two before the surgeons.

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I have been using improved cinch knot due to thats the knot I was told to use when we took some lessens ast year, but I am trying a lot of others now that I finally remembered that there's more then one way to skin a cat.
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i use the Improved Clinch, its fast, easy and strong
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Davy knot for me in fresh water, non slip mono in salt. Both are fast, have never let me down, and easy to tie with my stiff old fingers.

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