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Re: Knots
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2016, 08:11:46 AM »
That's a good one to share. I've been using that recently and although it takes a little time to get used to, it works nicely.
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Re: Knots
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2018, 02:19:33 PM »
Was reading about tippets (best brands) on Yellowstone Angler's website. They are fond of their "shootouts", which I find entertaining and informative.

Interesting comments about knots. So, I was wondering if any of you have ever used and have some thoughts regarding the following knots:

1. J knot
2. San Diego jam knot
3. Improved blood knot (thinner end is doubled, supposed to be very strong)
4. Davy knot (popular in competitions).

Also, read some very interesting commentary about clinch knot vs improved clinch knot. Gary Borger maintains that a properly tied clinch knot is all you need. Link here:

http://www.garyborger.com/2010/05/17/perfect-clinch-knot/

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Re: Knots
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2019, 02:39:16 PM »
Ive been using the J knot a lot lately and certainly find it more reliable than a standard surgeons knot (tippet to dropper connection)

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Re: Knots
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2019, 04:14:30 PM »
Do you have a link to the J Knot, Graham?
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Re: Knots
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2019, 05:25:55 PM »
Is a picture enough? Its very similar to the surgeons just wrapped differently

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Re: Knots
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2019, 04:14:29 PM »
Think ive found an even better knot- for me easier to tie and more consistent..
Ive found 4turns then 3turns to be amazingly strong when pulled up properly.
Its called the "ligature knot"  (be careful with a google search it seems to bring up some disturbing images as well as the knot)


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Re: Knots
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2019, 04:55:54 PM »
NOTE::
Im still experimenting with it as a dropper knot and it looks to be bad for this use- It is a bit awkward to tie with long ends and it seems to pull apart with pull on the dropper.. So use it only as a joining knot..