Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by A.B. Langford, Sep 10, 2013.
+1 on the improved cinch knot.
i had been told when i came out that the old man was norman maclean himself. myth?
Nope... it wasn't him. He died in 1990 and the movie was made in 1992. Unless he was actually a zombie... that's always possible
Anyway, the book was much better than the movie. It was one of the first flyfishing books I read.
+1 for the book. I read it on the way to Alaska to go fishing with my brother.
They didn't make the movie back in 1920. They may taken care to avoid anachronistic tippet knots...if so I'm impressed.
Arnold Richardson is the old man.
Okay,that's long enough....it's a simple Slip Knot...
Who was the Technical Advisor for this movie?
would that be Jerry Seim?
You can blame John Bailey....
Next answer: Susan Traylor (Bob Dylans DiL)
Well, I've used this knot my entire 54 years of fly fishing! For trout that is. Fast, and has ALWAYS worked for me. Go figure.....
If the knot works for you, that's great. Most likely it depends on what you were first taught to tie and for me it was a clinch knot and then later an improved clinch knot. As long as the sucker doesn't break, I don't think it makes much difference in the real world.
A Turle is what I was first taught.
Learned a clinch first. Then tied so many Double Turles I forgot how to tie anything else. And I'm a knot guy. Now I mix it up with Clinch, Non-slip loops and Turles where appropriate. Don't remember the last Turle tho. A minor PITA with the Turle is removing the knot the next time you use the fly. You're in a hurry and the knot has solidified on the shank. And picking it off you snag some head threads.
I suck at knots. I use the Davy Knot on my flies. If I'm not shaking very bad I will do a improved Clinch knot. Any other knot tying I have to fumble through. For adding tippets I use a double surgeons knot. I don't have enough fingers to tie a blood knot. Don't ask about the fingers on a Blood knot. My fingers don't flex enough to tie a good blood knot.
I used to be able to tie a Turle knot but forgot how to.