Jack's Knot and cold weather---

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  1. cmann886

    cmann886 Active Member

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    I recently came across Jack's Knot in the 2012 Oct-Dec Fly fisherman and checked out the following video

    I've not fished with this knot yet but testing it with several hooks and lines leads me to believe this knot has promise as it is very simple and strong. I am not certain how well I'll be able to tie it in cold weather. My question is does anyone know of a better simpler knot to use in cold weather when the fingers just don't do what they've been trained to do?
     
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    jersey livin' the dream

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    figure 8 knot is very easy and strong. You do have to test it with the line and the hook, as sometimes the line doesn't jam well with some hook wire.
     
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    I've been using the Canoe man loop knot for most all my flies. It is super fast and I have not had any knot failures. Probably easy with chilly hands.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I use the Davy knot on my small flies. That is if my fingers are doing what I ask of them. If they aren't, a simple clinch knot works.

    Being old, nothing works right anymore.
     
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    You got that correct, Jim.


    So, I am supposed to be tying something on the end of the leader?
    Nobody said anything about that. HUH.

    That might have something to do with my rotten catch record.
     
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    The Pitzen Knot also looks like it will be relatively easy with cold fingers.
     
  8. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Hmmmm, is that a loop knot? With frozen fingers, I'll be that Jack's Knot would be easier to tie than the "non-slip mono loop."