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Old 05-09-2010, 12:33 AM
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Tippet to Leader Knot


I over the many years I have been Fly Fishing and the work I have done in the Boys Scouts, I learn about many types of knots. When I first started fly fishing I used a Blood Knot to tie Tippet to Leader, then after a few years of that switch to Surgeons knot, which I found easier and effective. I used that knot for years, then about 6 months ago I started using a Seaguar knot, I found this even easier and very strong... Plus I could go from 5X leader to 6X tippet with no problems.

I bring up the Seaguar knot for a couple reasons: one reason is that I think we all perfer spending more time fishing then trying to tie a knot , also in the May issue of Field and Stream Magazine they tested the Blood Knot, Surgeons Knot and Seaguar knot and found the following:

1) Seaguar Knot(The Best) 97% Strength
2) 4 Turn Surgeons Knot 84% Strength
3) Blood Knot 81% Strength

I knew the Seaguar Knot was Strong but I must say I was suprised at these results, pleasantly suprised.
I have attached a link to an example of how to tie this knot:

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Old 05-09-2010, 12:46 AM
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That looks slick. I'm gonna give it a try.
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:59 AM
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:28 AM
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Might have to give that a shot.. I use a double surgeons knot and have for a very long time..
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Old 05-09-2010, 01:40 PM
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Looks exactly like an Orvis Tippet Knot...

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Old 05-09-2010, 02:20 PM
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Well, at least it's easy to tie . . . I'll try it out on my next trip.
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Old 05-09-2010, 02:59 PM
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I like that knot alot! That was easy compared to others knots I have tried.

Anyone got a good link for a knot used to trail a nymph/stemer behind one another...

when you tie a trailer fly to the hook shank of the first fly. thanks

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Old 05-09-2010, 03:03 PM
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I always put a clench on the curve of my top fly going down to the bottom. Clenches to flies and perfection loops from leader to tipper have worked quite well for me so far.
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:39 PM
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ya i use that clench not also but not for a 2 fly rig??
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:41 PM
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After reading this thread, I got to be thinking about when tying a dropper rig. So far I have always been using the cinch knot at the hook bend of the indicator or dry fly, then tippet down to trailor or nymph fly. But after reading about some of the pros and cons on dropper flies on where they are tied, I am thinking or wondering if it would work to tie in two tippet lines to the leader using the Seaguar knot. It seams to me that both tippet lines would be equally secure and effective to connect the 2 flies. Also it would make it so much easier to replace either fly independently. What do you think?
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