Fly Fishing Knots - The Last Link - MidCurrent
The article stated that the Nonslip Mono loop was the best choice for loop knots and the Orvis knot the best choice for a knot.
I have always used the Duncan/Uni-knot with an occasional use of the forceps clinch knot for cold weather with gloves. I do recall someone mentioning the use of the forceps with the Duncan knot and I tried it and it does work. So I am currently a strictly Duncan/Uni-knot user.
My choice has always been a fast, easy to tie knot (with and or without forceps or tweezers). My eyes having deteriorated over a number of years, I can tie the Duncan in low/no light.
I can see the loop being very effective for giving more action to the fly, but right now I cannot tie that knot as fast as I can the Duncan and the light requirements are becoming a necessity. My contention being that the more time the fly is out of the water the less fish I have a chance to catch.
I have been practicing and plan on trying the non-slip mono loop this season. If I don’t notice a difference I’ll probably go back to the Duncan knot and view the article as “nice to know info”.
I cannot recall any incident of failure that I can directly point to a bad knot.
I did like the idea of the “third hand”.
I am interested in others opinion regarding tippet to fly knots.
Have your experiences been the same?