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    Default TroutHunter tippet knots

    Was in the fly shop the other day and needing tippet I picked up a spool of TroutHunter 6.5X to use with dry flies. On the creek this morning, I could not get knots to not pull out. Tried my usual clinch and it just pulled out, tried a Davey and it just pulled out. Finally in frustration I just took some 5X Orvis and tied everything up. Got home, figured maybe I was doing something wrong, set a hook in my vice and tied some knots. All I tried pulled out but the improved clinch. Is this normal with TroutHunter tippet?

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    You didn't say if this was fluorocarbon or nylon.
    I can't make fluorocarbon work with a Davy knot or a plain clinch knot in any brand. A double davy works with some brands, I've found.
    Also, a Rapala knot works with the two brands I tested it on - Seaguar Grand Max and PLine.
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    It's nylon

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    Default Re: TroutHunter tippet knots

    U didn't mention if u wetted the knots or not. My friend kept loosing fish n flys cause omitted this important step.
    I haven't had any trouble with Trouthunter 6x floro once knots were wetted. Always use a clinch with 6 turns.

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    Yes, I usually wet my knots. Didn't check my first knot, just snugged it up and trimmed, fished rolled up on my Stimulator and it was gone, nothing but a curly Q of tippet.

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    Default Re: TroutHunter tippet knots

    I fish Trout Hunter exclusively... We also sell tons of it. I have never had the issue you mentioned. I fish both Nylon as well as flouro. I use multiple different knots Types. Blood, Lefty's Blood knot, clinch, davy, non-slip loop.... etc.

    Maybe you got a bad spool.... I wish I had a batter answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plecain View Post
    You didn't say if this was fluorocarbon or nylon.
    I can't make fluorocarbon work with a Davy knot or a plain clinch knot in any brand. A double davy works with some brands, I've found.
    Also, a Rapala knot works with the two brands I tested it on - Seaguar Grand Max and PLine.
    Really? I've never had a problem with any knot using fluorocarbon. I wonder what we're doing differently?

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    Been using trouthunter floro for a few years and always use double Davy and never had a knot break

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