Leader to Hook Knots
Posted 22 March 2007 - 04:27 PM
Posted 22 March 2007 - 04:44 PM
If you tie these knots correctly and wet them before tightening, you shouldn't have problem.
Posted 22 March 2007 - 04:56 PM
Posted 22 March 2007 - 11:04 PM
Posted 23 March 2007 - 08:52 PM
And I don't wanna hear it if it DOES fail and you lose the fish of a lifetime
Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:10 PM
As we say it Brooklyn, "Try it, you'll like it." What I like about it is it's so simple even I can remember how to tie it. Tying instructions are available on line, but I don't want to rile the gods by posting a link. Just google it.
I was wondering if the Orvis is really different than the Davy. They look pretty similar. I have to find an expert in topology to figure that out.
Posted 28 March 2007 - 01:13 PM
Try this--tie on a wooly bugger with a clinch and pull it through the water, noticing the action. Now try it with a loop or "loose" clinch. To my eye it moves better with the looser connection. Even Lefty likes it.
Posted 04 April 2007 - 05:20 PM
For dries, wets, and nymphs I use a variety of knots, the most frequent being clinch, turle and orvis knots. They all work fine for me.
Posted 06 April 2007 - 07:59 PM
For lighter tippets 5x and thinner I use the clinch knot, I find it hard even after wetting to tighten the improved clinch on thin material without burning it. You can definitly see the damage to your tippet when it happens. I use the improved on heavier tippets.
Now how would you be able to leave the clinch knot improved or not, not tightened up, to create a loop and be sure that it doesn't unravel instead of tightening up on a strike? Wouldn't you have to leave the tag end unusually long?
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