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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 12-09-2007, 07:00 PM
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(This is a "reissue" of an earlier poll which posted before completion & could never get removed)

What knot do you use for attaching fly to tippit in freshwater situations? Note if your preference varies when using mono or fluoro tippit and what other variations might be called for (more turns if using fluoro, etc.)?
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Surgeon's Loop. Can use heavier tippet on smaller flies.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:29 PM
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With all the choices, I was surprised to see an "Other" selected. Curious to know what that knot would be?
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Surgeon's Loop. Can use heavier tippet on smaller flies.
Is that because the loop allows a more natural drift? Looks tough to tie, since I guess the fly itself has to perform all the turns while the knot/loop is being tied.
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Default Re: What knot do you tie your fly on with?

I voted for the Improved Clinch because I use it a lot. However, I also use a knot called the Davy Knot. Check it out... Click Here

The Davy Knot could be considered as "Other"
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I use the improved clinch....

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Is that because the loop allows a more natural drift? Looks tough to tie, since I guess the fly itself has to perform all the turns while the knot/loop is being tied.

Really easy for mr now. Thread fly, make a loop in tippet and tag, pass through loop twice. Then I stick the eye of the hook right in the middle of the loop and tighten slowly. This makes for a nice small loop. It does waiste an inch or so of tippet, but I got it down to where I can do it blind folded and very little waist. The trick is to keep the loop small, so it doesn't create a wake of it's own.
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. . . I also use a knot called the Davy Knot. . . . The Davy Knot could be considered as "Other"
I Googled this as well to see a step-by-step illustration. It appears to be a really simple knot to tie. Apparently Mr. Davy invented the knot for fast fly changes in fly-fishing competitions, so that's a real plus. Since it does have so few turns, any thoughts on how it would work with fluoro?
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The trick is to keep the loop small, so it doesn't create a wake of it's own.
That's a good point that I wouldn't have thought of.
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Hi Neil,

I use the improved clinch and the Duncan loop if I want a loop. I like the Duncan loop when I need a loop as I can adjust how tight it is on the fly. It also tightens up with a fish on.

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