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double davy and double surgeon(wet,slowly and correcting with fingernail from each side)
I do find that surgeons knots benefit from some "coercing" into position for maximum strength.double davy and double surgeon(wet,slowly and correcting with fingernail from each side)
You can join dissimilar sizes with either- just double the lighter material first- then tie as normal.I thought one of the advantages of the surgeon's knot over the blood knot was that it could join together widely varying tippet sizes, whereas the blood knot was more for joining similarly sized tippets. Interesting...
It is. A quick search confirms it. Here are a couple of linksI thought one of the advantages of the surgeon's knot over the blood knot was that it could join together widely varying tippet sizes, whereas the blood knot was more for joining similarly sized tippets. Interesting...
While there are arguably better knots than the improved or regular clinch, I use a regular clinch just because I always have and can basically tie it with my eyes closed. When I get down to 6x I add a turn or two. At 6x I am making 7 turns, so perhaps give that a try if you are using less turns (lighter material typically requires more turns, and vice versa). Also, experiment with the regular clinch instead of improved. Many have reported it to actually be stronger. Not sure if that's really the case, but I do use it and it has always been fine for me.improved clinch knots
I've never heard this. Interesting. It may explain a few odd experiences with fluoro...The "improved" clinch knot was created to deal with the early nylon mono, which was very slippery and allowed too many regular clinch knots to fail. For some reason, even though it is slippery, fluorocarbon ties a stronger knot with a non-improved clinch, or even a Trilene knot. At least that's been my experience.