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Old 05-09-2010, 05:06 PM
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I tie my second fly to the eye of the first fly.
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OK I tried a clench knot on the bend of the first flies hook,

its the knot i always use (spin it around 5-6 times then back through the loop, etc)

nothing spectacular but it seems to hold and be a good knot
So is that what you do RushZepellin? and it hold up good while playing fish?

...ill do some searching on google and whatnot
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:22 AM
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I use the Clench knot on the dropper setup too and it works well... never had any issues with or have I ever lost of fish because of the knot or location of knot.
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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?
I tried something like that once, (not w/ the seaguar knot), but with two flies at the end of independent tippets- I kept having tangle problems between the two flies. I didn't experiment much- maybe with variations in lengths of tippets, separation distance etc., perhaps a stable configuration for casting without tangling, could be found.

I was thinking along the lines of making it easier for a fish to take, and get hooked by, the upper fly. Seems like 90% of fish I catch on a two-fly midge rig, are taken on the terminal fly. I was wondering if the upper fly was harder for the fish to take into its mouth with line tied in at both ends. Maybe that is why djones and others reccommend the dropper tippet to be tied into the eye of the upper fly rather than at the bend. (Just some thoughts).

BTW- The knot I use from the bend of my upper fly is the hangman's knot. I just find it easy to tie. http://www.arkansasstripers.com/fishing_knots.htm
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I have also done it this way:

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This is the link to the dropper fly info I found and I think very useful.

http://www.flyguysoutfitting.com/droppers.html
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Conisder the 16-20 knot over the Clinch, it is just as strong(tested) and easier!

Here is an example for ya:

http://www.orlandooutfitters.com/knots/knot.asp?id=12
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I still like that seaugar knot but I found a couple other good knots on this link also....

http://www.orvis.com/orvis_assets/files/index.html
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That looks slick. I'm gonna give it a try.
I DID try this knot on Tuesday. I like it. I need to tie it a bunch of times to get my brain and fingers imprinted with the sequence of actions, but as awkward as I felt at it, I was able to do it fairly quickly. No problems with knot failure
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Cool, I am glad that the information was helpful!!

Thanks
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