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23 common knots

Here is a list of the most common knots & their general uses.



1. Albright knot
The Albright Knot is used to join monofilaments with different diameters. It is commonly used to join the fly line to the fly-reel backing line. It is well suited to slide readily through the guides when a fish pulls enough to reach your backing.


2. Arbor knot
Securing backing to reel spool

3. Barrel knot
Use to tie tippet to end of leader or to join sections of tapered leaders. More uniform than the surgeon's knot, but also more difficult to tie and not quite as strong.

4. Blood Bight knot
The Blood Bight Knot is often used for attaching a dropper when fishing deep water with several
hooks.


5. Blood knot
a knot used for tying fishing leaders together; the ends of the two leaders are wrapped around each other two or three times



6. Clinch knot
Used to secure tippet to fly


7. Davy knot
Used to secure tippet to fly


8. Double clinch knot
Used to secure tippet to fly


9. Duncan knot
Used to secure tippet to fly


10. Harvey Dry fly knot
Used to secure tippet to fly


11. Improved clinch
Used to secure tippet to fly


12. Nail knot
Used to join fly line to leader


13. Orvis knot
Used to secure tippet to fly


14. Orvis tippet knot
Joint two pieces of tippet


15. Palomar knot
Used to secure tippet to fly


16. Perfection knot
Used to create a loop


17. Pitzen knot
Used to secure tippet to fly


18. Rapala loop
Used to tie leader directly to a lure


19. Snell knot
The Snell Knot allows the leader, or tippet, to be directly tied to a baited hook


20. Surgeons knot
Use to tie tippet to end of leader or for the finer sections of tapered leaders. Quicker and stronger than the barrel knot.
21. Surgeons loop knot
Use to tie loop in end of leader. Stronger and easier to tie then perfection loop, but not quite as small or neat


22. Trilene knot
Used to secure tippet to fly


23. Uni knot "swivels and lures with a loop; and joining two lines.
Used to secure tippet to fly



































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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Jun 1, 2008, 9:54 AM)
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Re: [Dryrod] 22 common knots In reply to
wow... so many knots.. so little time.. Sly

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Re: [Dryrod] 22 common knots In reply to
An error in semantics of a name:

The Orvis knot secures the tippet to the fly.

The Orvis tippet knot secures the tippet to the leader.

see the Orvis Website - their animated knots page:

http://www.orvis.com/...ets/files/index.html


Here are two short videos on how to tie the Orvis Knot

http://video.google.com/...mp;q=orvis&hl=en

http://video.google.com/...26237915&q=orvis

This is one of the strongest knots I have tested. I use it a lot.
It forms a small knot and thus goes well with size 22 - 32 flies.

dB
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(This post was edited by Scruffy_Fly on May 31, 2008, 5:26 PM)
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Re: [Scruffy_Fly] 22 common knots In reply to
BlushWell I was bound to make a mistake or two. BTW the Orvis knot can be used to secure the tippet to a fly & the Orvis tippet knot to tie two pieces of tippet together.

http://www.neffguide.com/knots.html

I also incorrectly identified the use of the Palomar knot which I have since corrected.






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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Jun 1, 2008, 9:44 AM)