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  1. #11
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    Jul 2008
    quiet corner, ct

    Default Re: Clinch Knot turns

    ..... this thread is about 16lb test mono...
    Lets not confuse that.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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  3. #12
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    Nov 2009
    White City (tad north of Medford) Oar-E-Gone

    Default Re: Clinch Knot turns

    Quote Originally Posted by comeonavs View Post
    With smaller stuff I used to do 7 but a buddy of mine said anymore than 4 and you're just showing off. I only do 4 or 5 now and feel like I break less off....could be perception but 4 seems just fine.

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    Life is like a box of chocolates...and a river runs through it. Or something like that.

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    As my Father always told me. "You can pick any number of wraps you like.... As long as its a number between 4 and 6."

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    I'm superstitious,so I have to use 7,or lucky seven.

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  10. #16

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    My hands have been so cold that I'm lucky to have tied anything at all so I'm sure that I've used four turns more than once.

    I usually try to get six and leave a tag to pull on for tightening the knot well.

  11. #17

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    With a 3 pound tippet it was hard enough to see, let alone count, 4-5 probly. No need to overthink it, just don't forget the spit.

  12. #18

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    I too just spin the fly, so don't know how many turns. Probably no more than 4 and often less. Haven't had any problem with failing knots, and that's with any size line I use. I think a lot of guys make knots too complicated. Geez, if I had to tie some of the knots that are out there and being touted, I'd never get time to fish.

  13. Default Re: Clinch Knot turns

    i do one more turn than the X size of the tippet for trout. for 4x i'll do 5 turns, 5x 6 turns, 6x 7 turns and so on. read it somewhere a long long time ago and it stuck with me.

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    I use 1 turn for each "X" designation +1 but never less than 4 turns
    i.e. 3x = 4 turns / 4x = 5 turns / 5x = 6 turns / 6x = 7 turns

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