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    Default 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?

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    Default 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

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    Default Re: Best Knot to join fly line & backing

    Quote Originally Posted by chicagojohn View Post
    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.
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    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.

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    Default 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.
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    Default 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

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    double whipped loop / Bimini twist

    ..... I like tying the Bimini ...... it's fun to see it come together
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    Default Re: Best Knot to join fly line & backing

    Quote Originally Posted by swirlchaser View Post
    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. 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
    Last edited by imxer; 05-15-2011 at 06:55 PM.

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    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.

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    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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