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Old 03-13-2006, 10:35 AM
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Default Which knots do you typically use ?

Good day to All,

I happened to read & print out the Thread that the Full Creel ( Steve ) put out on the Duncan/Uni-knot.
I have never used this particular knot, but will give it a try next time I'm out. Since there are a lot of knots
to use for various situations I was wondering what combination any of you use consistantly ?

Let's say for connecting a 8-10lb leader to your butt section :
- Do you like a Double Surgeons knot?
- Or do you like a Blood knot ?
- Or something else ?

How about the tippet being connected to that leader ?
- Do you again use a Double Surgeons knot ?
- Or do you like the Blood knot ?

I also have one of those Knot Tyers from Orvis on my vest all the time ( a gift from a very good friend ) &
use it all the time, but mostly for the Clinch, Double Surgeons & Nail knots. Do you use a tool or tie them
by hand ?

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Old 03-13-2006, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: Which knots do you typically use ?

I use either Polyleaders or furled leaders which connect via loop to loop. I only have to tie 1 knot. That is from the tippet to the fly.
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Default Re: Which knots do you typically use ?

In the first case, I prefer a Blood Knot, or as an alternative, a Bimmini Twist for the salt.

In your second case, I increasingly have come to using a surgeons loop at both the leader and the tippet to allow for a loop-to-loop connection. (Sometimes the Perfection Loop on a heavier leader.)

All of this is, of course, relative. It's impossible for me to cover the exceptions; however, I must state, for the record, I am not a fan of the nail knot.

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