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Posted 27 December 2004 - 07:10 AM
Posted 27 December 2004 - 08:22 AM
fly tying and fishing instructor/shop owner
"I TIE FROM BILLFISH TO GUPPIE FLY'S" !
Fly Fishing and Tying Ghillie
Posted 27 December 2004 - 09:03 AM
OK....I'll stop now before the peanut gallery has a field day with me using Climax, Lube and spit in the same paragraph
Posted 27 December 2004 - 10:35 AM
<span style='color:blue'>Ken Paterson, Streetsville, Ontario</span>
Posted 27 December 2004 - 06:43 PM
Anyway, if you hear a squeak when you tighten the knot, you needed some (or more) lubricant. As previously mentioned, spit or specialty knot lubricants can be used, or if the leader will be used for dry fly fishing, you can use floatant (gel or paste types), although I'll still use the leader even if I'm fishing subsurface.
Posted 27 December 2004 - 09:30 PM
I found "Practical Fishing Knots" by Mark Sosin & Lefty Kreh to be an excelent book on knots.
Stupid should hurt.
Posted 02 January 2005 - 12:41 AM
Posted 14 January 2005 - 10:37 AM
flyfishtn mentioned he uses this knot. Can anyone please tell me where I can find a demonstration for tying it?
Posted 14 January 2005 - 07:35 PM
The reason for wanting to figure this out is the few times that I have used it, it's the best I've seen for attaching a smaller diameter tippet to a larger one, example 6x to 4x.
Posted 15 January 2005 - 11:12 AM
I've used a knot for more years than I can remember that has been easy to tie and strong.
Overlap the lines about 3", make a loop in the overlap, take one tag and pass it through the loop 3 times, take the other tag and pass it through 3 times from the opposite side, wet and pull up. I find this makes a streamlined knot and holds with Flourocarbon, which can be hard to hold.
Posted 30 January 2005 - 10:32 PM