Knots (Tipit to leader)?

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Caveman, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Caveman

    Caveman Member

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    Great info, I might try a different knot. I did do a tripple and that seemed to work. I always lube it with spit because of the friction. Just pisses me off when you lose a fish due to a knot. By the way I was up at Pass lake and it was pretty slow. No one catching much. We only landed two and I lost the two due to knots on Blood worms. Pumped the fish and they were eating small green scuds or somehtng to the sort, looked like it was a size 28 or 30. Can not replicate.

    adam

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  2. Keith Hixson

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    Adam,
    That Uni Knot works best for me consistently. Barrel knots will fail if the tippet and leader aren't close in diameter. Surgeons knot seems to fail when putting flurocarbon and regular leader together. That's why in most cases I have been using the Uni Knot.

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  3. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Heavies...

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    first problem is the 3.6lb flouro tippet.

    i only break that shit out when im fishing tiny dries on spring creeks!

    i promise that you need not go lighter than 5x (maximum!) in flouro on a stillwater. light long tippets DO enable your chiros to sink quicker and truer but THE FISH DO NOT CARE. i promise! besides what if a 5lb one eyed brown swam into your flies and they somehow became lodged in his lip?

    nothing if you are fishing that tiny stuff.

    tight lines home slice.
     
  4. Mike Wilson

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    I have been a uni knot user too. If you are looking for a new knot to use I would look at this one, it is simple to tie and works well in many situations too.
     
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  6. Caveman

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    I tied up the knot and do like it. It is pretty easy. Thanks guys.

    Adam