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    Swampus, droppers help to catch more fish, they also catch more tangles. But if you ever catch a double it is worth all frustration! I think in the park there is a minimum of 12" separation between hooks, someone will correct me if wrong and that is ok. Otherwise I let the water depth and movement determine depth. Good questions.
    Brian

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    Tireguy I've considered that possibility.UUMM_UMM!I've seen the Turle Knot used out here on the towboats because with larger line-1/2" +up,it's a co,pressiom Knot that is easilt untied as opposed to a cutting knot.(Not doing a good job typing,dark n the wheelhouse.)But the tag end goes back thru the loop so we can pull on it to untie.Didn't think this would generate 3 pages of posts,but am not surprised at the wealth of info.If you see a big,bearded fella w/red truck streamside,stop and say hey!

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    Sorry,it's the davy knot.Misspoke.Just practised with a piece of 1/4" line I keep in wheelhouse to teach deckhands the bowline.Very simple and excellant for Mr.Arthuritis.Jim,will look up turle.Am somewhat of a knotnut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWAMPUS View Post
    tHANKS ,GUYS.I knew I'd get the best info here.I'm going to try that unique twisty thing.The hemestat technique sounds functional also.We'll have to invent something to hold the hemes still,short of wearing a vise! Charlie-where can I get one of those threaders? Does LRO have them?
    Swampus,
    I keep my hemostats on a zinger attached to my fly vest. My vest (Fishpond) has a loop designed to hold them (many vests also have these loops or some type of elongated pocket for holding these things.

    I slip them into the loops but have the zinger attached to one of the handles. This way, when I bend over or, more likely, fall, they do not end up at the bottom of the stream or in knee deep grass somewhere. Also, the zinger works well for what you are talking about. Clip the fly hook in there, let it go, grab the tippet, grab the hemes again and tie the knot.

    I find them quite useful even when threading tippet through the eye of smaller (18 and smaller) flies.

    Lots of good info here. I'll have to try that Davey knot.


    Jeff

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    Swampus,

    LRO does have the midge threaders. They come 4-5 in a pack. As you might expect, the wires can break after a while so having several is a good thing. PeteCz showed me how he drilled a hole in the plastic handle so he could hook them on a zinger. Keeps them handy when you need them.
    Charlie B

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    THX,Charlie.I'll be at LRO Nov 16/17.Will pick up pack.Turle knot seem little complicated,but doableIsn't it harder to snip off?Also,idea-How about a barrel knot?Just stick line thru eye,tie 4 strand barrel knot,snip tag.This wouldn't cinch down on the eye and allow fly to turn freely.Barrel knot is just a reg overhand knot with the tag passed thru 4x.Pull tight and you have knot that won't pass thru eye.Also called stopper knot.To snip off,push leader back thru eye and snip off barrel.BBL knot was originally used to prevent line from passing thru a block as in block+tackle.Just for fun-take a piece of 1/4" nylon line,start on one end and tie a series of barrel kknots every 6".Grab both ends,put it around your back and SCRATCH?

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    Addendum-If the bbl kknot works,tie so tag end is long enuff to use for the dropper.?.?Or would dry twist the tippet?Will have to experiment.

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