Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Default Knot: Tippet to sink tip?

    When tying a butt section to a sink tip line, is there a special knot to use?
    Dave
    406

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
    Posts
    15,513
    Blog Entries
    113

    Default Re: Knot: Tippet to sink tip?

    Hi Dave,

    Does your line have a loop or a cut end?

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

    Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard
    Ard's Forum blog, Alaska Outdoors

  3. #3

    Default Re: Knot: Tippet to sink tip?

    Should have included that..

    it's just a old-style straight tip. I want to add a 12-18" butt section to the tip
    Dave
    406

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
    Posts
    15,513
    Blog Entries
    113

    Default Re: Knot: Tippet to sink tip?

    I always just used a nail knot for that, if you are going to attach leaders using a loop to loop approach either a butt of 25 or 30 pound will work or if you're not after big game one of the Cortland Braided Loop connectors would work as well. I landed a 40 pound + salmon with a braided loop connector in the 90's so I have no qualms with their strength if properly attached. Some folks think they land too heavy for dry fly fishing, if that sounds like a problem then I would determine the diameter of the leaders you will be connecting and choose an appropriate size mono to nail knot to the line.

    Hope that helps,

    Ard

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

    Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard
    Ard's Forum blog, Alaska Outdoors

Similar Threads

  1. Tippet and Surgeons knot question
    By comeonavs in forum Fly Fishing Knots
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12-03-2011, 10:12 PM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-03-2011, 12:39 PM
  3. Tippet to leader knot
    By woodrivertroutbum in forum Fly Fishing Knots
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-11-2011, 03:03 PM
  4. leader to tippet knot
    By rjackh in forum Fly Fishing Knots
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-15-2010, 01:05 PM
  5. Best knot to tie tippet to fly?
    By 45fisher in forum Fly Fishing Knots
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-11-2009, 11:29 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •