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Old 05-20-2010, 02:18 AM
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Tried this knot this weekend. Took awhile to tie at first; my fingers just didn't want to learn a new trick. It held beautifully though while I fought and landed a 23 inch brown, which I looked up at an average weight of 4.5 to 5 lbs. I used 6x tippet (not on purpose, I thought we were going to catch 8-10 inchers) to a 5x leader and the knot never failed, even 8 fish later. And once I got used to tying it, I like it better than the knot I was using before. It's definitely a lot faster to tie.
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:06 AM
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Awesome! Nice Fish too!!! any pics
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:13 PM
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Only one pic, but it's on "Fish of My Life" thread in Gen Discussion. After the long fight and my buddy Mike having to figure out my camera I decided there was only time for one pic before getting her back in the water.

As it was, it took almost five minutes to revive her. But she finally swam off easily on her own, even splashing a little water in my face as she said goodbye.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:27 PM
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Last time I was at the Ferry I noticed that the fish were almsot exclusively interested in the z-midge, so I decided to try a double midge rig. At first I tied to the hook bend, but after having several fish hit without a hookup, I began wondering if the problem was the fish hitting the first midge and the knot somehow being a problem. After about five minutes of sitting on the bank pondering the problem, I decided to try an experiment. I tied the second midge to the first with a piece of 5x floro tippet to the spot just behind the eye of the hook but against the beadhead, with the knot pointed up. I reasoned there was nothing sharp to cut the line at this point.

Well, I still don't know definitively if this aided me in hooking up, but I did start catching a few fish on the first midge. I have to admit though that most of my fish were on the second midge, and that I still missed a few fish. However, the connection itself never failed.
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:38 PM
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I will have to give that knot a try! thanks for the video link,it was helpfull, and also thanks to all who continue to post and reply on this site,it has helped me in my effort to become a better flyfisherman. \
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:36 PM
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Either I am too drunk or retarded.. What knot did you use?


When I am throwing double nymphs I tie the second one to the eye of the first one.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:02 PM
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Jeff English, a Lee's Ferry guide, swore by a triple surgeons knot for the leader to tippet....
I used to do a double surgeons until he schooled me.
It's never failed me yet so, I'm not sure how to compare the new knot.....
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:46 PM
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I too use a triple surgeons..
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:33 AM
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I used to do the dreaded blood knot for tippet to leader but changed to the Double Surgeon years ago. Sometimes a triple if my tippet is real fine. I do use the Seagur when there is a rather large disparity of size between tippet and leader. Clinch knot at the hook bend for my dropper.

But I have read elsewhere that a sugeons knot is as strong as the Seagur. Both good knots in my opinion. I use a simple non slip knot for nymphs and simis.
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:32 PM
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OK now I have to throw my $.02 in. For tippet to leader knots I use a 1/4" perfection loop on the end of my leader and the same on the tippet. So I use a loop to loop conection. It allows me to change out tippet without shortening my leader each time. Especially when changing tippet size for fly size. Not to mention I can leave the 4 or 5x tippet on the hopper I just took off to switch to 6x for the size 20 dry fly. If I decide to go back to the hopper it's real quick.
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