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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.
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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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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.


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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.



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Bottom line is that - if a knot works for you - great, otherwise its time to change. Sort of like a go-to fly.
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Absolutely Dryrod and same to you! But, always good toi find out that there are advantages to certain knots over others besides holding power.



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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




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Thanks for the input. Have you guys tried the "Davy knot"? I think I might try it. It's simple and small.
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Yes I have, and it is a good one. BTW check it out under Knots listed on the main site here.




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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.
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Improved clinch knot..Never failed yet
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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


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Modified clinch.

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