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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:25 pm    Post subject: Tippet to hook knot Reply with quote

Have been using the tucked half blood knot for a number of years now and wondering if there is a faster knot to tie. A faster knot would be welcome as there are times I tie in a hatch and need to be quick to change flies.
What knot do you favour?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at "The davy knot" Wink ..... http://www.animatedknots.com/davy/index.php

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found that several of the more modern leader materials are quite "slippery" and a five turn tucked half blood needs 6 turns to be sure.

The Davy knot is easy to tie - too easy on first tries - but it is very strong and doesn't use up as much leader as a tucked half blood. Useful when using droppers!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tucked half blood for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Davy knot for me - belt and braces on a recent trip to the Thurso for salmon using the double Davy. No problems in catching 5 salmon to 14lb Cool

As Bobp says, the perfect knot for droppers and especially small flies when the tucked half blood knot can overpower the fly.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Four turn water knot for nymphs. Open up the loop so the flies sit 'free' and shows which fly got the 'pull'.

Davy for dries. Solid.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies.
I'll give the Davy knot a whirl.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Davy Reply with quote

Grey Hackle wrote:
Thanks for the replies.
I'll give the Davy knot a whirl.
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Just make sure to keep the tag end at right angles to the standing line when you pull the knot up and set it Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:32 am    Post subject: Re: Davy Reply with quote

JCP wrote:
Grey Hackle wrote:
Thanks for the replies.
I'll give the Davy knot a whirl.
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Just make sure to keep the tag end at right angles to the standing line when you pull the knot up and set it Wink

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Will do.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever knot you choose, this "tip" was given to me quite a few years ago by Jim Marsh (the butcher in Clevedon). Before you pull up any knot, warm the material underneath your tongue for several seconds, as that will help soften the leader a bit & it'll pull up tighter.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davy knot for me. Only because its the easiest for me to tie.
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