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hey gang got a question, what type of knot do you use when tying your leader to the fly? i've been using the clinch knot but have noticed at times my fly swimming awkwardly. Someone showed me a good knot one time so it swims properly but can't remember how to do it. I think it is the double turle knot or the specialist knot but not exactly sure. Can anyone help me out?
 

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I usually use a improved clinch knot but have been wanting to try this knot. Have seen many fishing shows where the guides have the fishermen use this knot, allows the fly to swing freely and gives it a bit more action and not restricted by a tight knot on the eye of the fly

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hey gang got a question, what type of knot do you use when tying your leader to the fly? i've been using the clinch knot but have noticed at times my fly swimming awkwardly. Someone showed me a good knot one time so it swims properly but can't remember how to do it. I think it is the double turle knot or the specialist knot but not exactly sure. Can anyone help me out?
Fly line to leader line -> Nail Knot

Leader to leader (if you create own leader) or leader to tippet - Surgeon's Knot or blood knot

Improved Clinch Knot - for your tippet to fly
 

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For a fly that has no action or movement that is imparted by the line/current (dry flies) - an improved clinch knot. For a fly that has to move naturally as a result of current, line stripping, etc (big rabbit fur streamers as an example); I use the non-slip mono loop knot.

Here's a great resource for knot tying: http://www.animatedknots.com/indexfishing.php
 

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Turtle knot! started using it last year.
i always use nail knot for line to leader, blood knot for leader to leader, and i always used a clinch before for leader to fly, however the turtle knot is just a bit of a twist on the clinch and allows for your fly to drift perfectly through the water. honestly starting getting alot more action when i started using this knot
 

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Turtle knot! started using it last year.
i always use nail knot for line to leader, blood knot for leader to leader, and i always used a clinch before for leader to fly, however the turtle knot is just a bit of a twist on the clinch and allows for your fly to drift perfectly through the water. honestly starting getting alot more action when i started using this knot
Here is the video for the Turtle Knot in case someone is asking http://videofishingknots.com/turtle-knot.html
 

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The big advantage of the turtle or turle know is better hook setting, the hook is keep in alignment with the line so when you set the hook (if you need to) it pulls straight with the lien, no twisting and also less prone to the knot failing
 

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Thought I would share a great find. I started to research the strength of knots. What I found is that there are very few knots that have a 100% strength factor in relation to the tippet. A clinch is a 80% knot, an Improved Clinch is a 75% knot and a Turle is a 90% knot. Even the blood knot is not the knot to have at the connection to your leader to tippet because it is a 90% knot.

Here is how I fish with 100% strength for trout and 90% strength for Salmon.

Trout-Leaders are made with Blood Knots for all but the last connection of leader to tippet. There I use the Double Surgeons knot. It is a 100% knot. I use the Davy Knot at my fly in all 4X to 7X connections on flies that are size 12 and smaller. The Davy Knot should not be used for larger flies and tippets. If it pulls tight it is right. If it slips you have not tied it correctly.

Davy & Surgeons

For Salmon I use Blood Knots for all but the connection for the leader to tippet. I use the Double Surgeons at that point. For the fly I use a Terle Knot. If the hook is down eye I tie it up side down.

Give the Davy and Surgeons a try and you will be really surprised with the results.

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He was asking about leader to fly. In that case, it depends if you're fishing for trout or salmon. For trout, I've always used the barrel knot with no issues. For salmon, use the Miramichi knot. Goole either one for info.
 
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