What knot do you guys use to tie from tippet to fly? I've been using the clinch knot and works great it's just a pain to tie sometimes on those smaller flies.
Since most of my Flyfishing is in the big Salty, I find the palomar knot to be my best friend. Easy to tie on giant flies and in the end, no curly Q's. lol
Improved clinch knot..Never failed yet
The Davy typically works better on smaller flies. I have had a lot of issues with it on larger flies. Go the double Davy and I've never had it slip on any fly, big or small. It's the primary knot I use.
Yes I have, and it is a good one. BTW check it out under Knots listed on the main site here.
Thanks for the input. Have you guys tried the "Davy knot"? I think I might try it. It's simple and small.
Being able to see tying on a small fly to one's tippet requires good eye site and or a quality pair of magnifiers. Haven't been on the water since having cataract surgery on both eyes last October. Went with lenses that permits me to see near & far without glasses. Will definitely need sunglasses as everything is now so bright. Think that I will tie up a few flies to see how it goes. Guess I should have inquired if they had polarized replacement lenses. LOL
Absolutely Dryrod and same to you! But, always good toi find out that there are advantages to certain knots over others besides holding power.
Bottom line is that - if a knot works for you - great, otherwise its time to change. Sort of like a go-to fly. Happy New Year all.
I use a small Double Surgeon's LOOP. Reason: I have use larger tippet on smaller flies and still get light wiggle movement. Plus super easy to tie even with frozen hands.
I had too many clinch knots slip on me over the years and I was tired of bringing my line in just to see the dreaded curly Q and no fly from a slipped knot. I started using the Eugene Bend several years ago and found it to be easy to tie, even with cold hands. Try it, you might like it.
Hi rvca - likewise I use the clinch knot exclusively. To help attach the tippet to my fly, I use a magnetic threader. This devise keeps the fly perfectly positioned to accept the tippet, which to me is half the battle.
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