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Old 04-20-2012, 06:57 PM
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Default loop knot for flies?

When using a topwater lure for bass, I have used a loop knot so the lure itself will float more freely than if the knot is tied and seated directly on the eye of the lure. Has anyone ever tried this for a fly?, and if so how did it work? I thiough maybe the fly might float more naturaly this way. Any thought on the matter? flyguys
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:59 AM
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The non-slip mono loop knot is the only knot I ever use for poppers and streamers. Still use the improved clinch for small trout nymph and dry flies.

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Old 04-21-2012, 05:51 PM
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Ditto on what Gary said. I too use the loop knot when fishing poppers and foam flies, or streamer-type flies that have alot of natural movement in them (such as the Swamp Rabbit fly or a SmallieCraw I tie). I just use a clinch knot for trout flies.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:12 PM
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The link for Animated Knots is great- just about any knot for any application. I looked for a link, couldn't find it- Jason Borger has a video to tie a nailless nail knot to join the fly line and monofilament leader. I use some furled leaders but have installed (?) a short mono loop on all my flyrods for the furled leader or mono leader.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:35 PM
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I use a loop knot (Kreh's) on everything but a dry. This includes #18 midges. To wiggle is to attract!
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Flat Fly n View Post
I use a loop knot (Kreh's) on everything but a dry. This includes #18 midges. To wiggle is to attract!
Phil, I agree with having the extra animation. However; do you ever find that the loop is noticeable to the fish in slower water? Do you see a difference?

I use a Davy or Petzen Knot for my small midges to reduce the distractions. It does tense up the action and makes the drift less natural looking.
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