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    Default davies knot and steelhead

    I started using the Davy knot this summer for trout. It is very easy to tie, uses little tippet and seemed to have good knot strength. I used it the last time I went steelheading and did not experience and breakage. Ayone else use this knot for steelhead or salmon.
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    Default Re: davies knot and steelhead

    Never heard of it personally. Do you have any instructions on how to tie? I tried to Google it but came up with nothing but embroidery......
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    Default Re: davies knot and steelhead

    don't know it either...posting instructions would be a good idea

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    Default Re: davies knot and steelhead

    Here is a short video on how to tie the Davy Knot:
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yybBYDfwrHI]YouTube - Davy Knot[/ame]
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    Question Re: davies knot and steelhead

    A 'figure 8?' Before I went there I'd want to know what the 'knot strength' of this Puppie was ....
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    Default Re: davies knot and steelhead

    Quote Originally Posted by fredaevans View Post
    A 'figure 8?' Before I went there I'd want to know what the 'knot strength' of this Puppie was ....
    At the end of the video he said it's "100% strength knot."
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    Default Re: davies knot and steelhead

    Quote Originally Posted by ant View Post
    At the end of the video he said it's "100% strength knot."
    No 'disrespect intended,' but I find (knowing the knot - the figure 8) very, very hard to believe.

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    Default Re: davies knot and steelhead

    I have never tested the strength on a gauge but it has proven to be very strong and I have not had any breakoffs I can contribute to the knot.

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    Default Re: davies knot and steelhead

    But Fred, it's on the internet so it has to be true.

    Don't worry, I agree. Seems to simple of a knot to be that tough. I Googled it and found that other people are saying that they "heard" it was 100% too.....
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    Default Re: davies knot and steelhead

    There's a lot of worthwhile information about the Davy Knot (invented by Davy Wooten) in other threads on this Forum. A simple search will find these, but I'd start with Frank W's sticky posting under Fishing Techniques FAQs. There is some anecdotal evidence indicating that the knot works better on heavier tippet much as you'd find in use with Steelhead.

    A word of caution in tying it. While it is indeed simple, if you don't perform the "cross-over" correctly, the knot will easily undo itself when you least want it to.
    On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .
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