Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 73

Thread: Loop Knots

  1. #1

    Default Loop Knots

    I have always just used a clinch or improved clinch knot when tying on flies. However, through my reading and researching I am seeing more about tying tippett to flies using loop knots. What are the your thoughts on this? What knots do you use and when do you use a loop to tie on a fly? What type of lies do you tie on with a loop?

  2. #2

    Default Re: Loop Knots

    I use the surgeons loop knot on all my nymphs. It gives it a nice free action, and with fluoro I don't need to go to such small tippets.

    For dries, I use a slight variation to the improved clinch knot. I run the tippet through the hook eye twice before tying the knot. It makes a tighter knot and holds the fly in position better on the water. i hate to see a dry flopped on it's side, because of a loose knot. (or bad tying )

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    South Texas
    Posts
    4,313

    Default Re: Loop Knots

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMan View Post
    For dries, I use a slight variation to the improved clinch knot. I run the tippet through the hook eye twice before tying the knot. It makes a tighter knot and holds the fly in position better on the water. i hate to see a dry flopped on it's side, because of a loose knot. (or bad tying )
    That's what's called the Trilene knot. It does indeed do a good job of staying put, and thus works really well on spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. (Been a mighty long time since I've thrown one of those.)
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Loop Knots

    Quote Originally Posted by BigCliff View Post
    That's what's called the Trilene knot. It does indeed do a good job of staying put, and thus works really well on spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. (Been a mighty long time since I've thrown one of those.)
    Yes, that's what I used to use it for. Good knot for dries too. I'm sure others use it for dries too, but I haven't ran across anybody saying it yet. So, I thought i'd throw it out there.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    5,392

    Default Re: Loop Knots

    Hi txbevo,

    I use two loop knots to tie on a fly. If I want a loop that won't slip I use the Non-Slip Mono knot. It is simple to tie and you can get a small loop. If I want a loop that slips I use the Duncan knot (Uni knot). This is a strong knot and also easy to tie. You can get any size of loop you want and it pulls tight with a fish on.

    Frank

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    4,019

    Default Re: Loop Knots

    TX,

    Loop knots are good for giving subsurface flies more action. It let's them dance around a little more than an improved clinch etc.-- I just use them on streamers and bucktails mostly, especially with heavy tippets. For nymphs, wets and dries I tie them direct.

    peregrines

  7. Default Re: Loop Knots

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMan View Post
    I use the surgeons loop knot on all my nymphs. It gives it a nice free action, and with fluoro I don't need to go to such small tippets.
    That is what I have been telling you for years.......hummmmmmm (smile)
    But I use it for dries also. I have perfected a very small loop however and I have never experienced the flopping on the side, and like just stated...more movement. Like the 6X holding a #32...;-)

  8. #8

    Default Re: Loop Knots

    Huh? I've been doing it for years. Long before I knew you.

    Did I ever say it was a bad idea?

    Well, maybe fishing nymphs with a fly rod, but i've come around on that.

    Although fishing dry flies is still the shizzle.

  9. Default Re: Loop Knots

    What ever.

  10. #10

    Default Re: Loop Knots

    Bubble and fly half my life Joni. A surgeons loop is how I attached all my sub surface flies/streamers. My dad showed me the knot when I was young.

    I'm going to tell you something I never mentioned before. I like to pick other peoples brains to see what they're thinking. Many many times i'll ask questions on something I already know the answer to. Just so I can see what they think about it. I've done this all my life. Good/bad habit, I don't know? It's just something I do.

    You can give me another 'whatever', but everything in this post is the truth.

Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. what's every ones fav. eastern tailwaters?
    By arfishinbear in forum Coldwater Fly Fishing
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-10-2009, 03:31 PM
  2. Fly Fishing in the Impaired South River (WHSV Harrisonburg)
    By Fish Bones in forum The Daily Papers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-20-2008, 09:40 PM
  3. Mid Atlantic coast
    By jimw in forum Saltwater Fly Fishing
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-21-2007, 07:37 AM
  4. Fly-Fishing History Blog
    By randyflycaster in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-08-2007, 09:39 AM
  5. The Makeshift Midge - By Steve Robbins
    By Fish Bones in forum Coldwater Articles
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-11-2005, 10:23 AM

Posting Permissions

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