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David Bisnett

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Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« on: September 01, 2018, 11:18:53 AM »
I ran into a guy a few months ago who showed me a real quick and easy way to tie a clinch knot, like in 2 or 3 seconds; he twirled it With his thumb and finger or something . Wish I could remember how he did it!! anyone know?

Alex Argyros

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Re: Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 12:38:56 PM »
Twirling is almost right.  Just pass your tippet through the eye of a fly and bring it back so that you're now holding both the tippet and the tag between your thumb and index finger.  Then just roll your fingers in one direction.  You can now finish the knot in the usual way.

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Re: Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 03:44:02 AM »
Doesn’t the ripper slip between your fingers though when you do that?

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Re: Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 07:25:03 PM »
You mean "tippet," right?  No, it just creates a number of twists.  Try it.

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Re: Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 07:51:10 PM »
Video?

I create a “U” with the tippet through the hook eye, then insert the point my hemos through the “U” and twist it 5 times, then use the hemo to pull the tag through

It is super fast and no threading of the tag
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David Bisnett

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Re: Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2018, 05:22:48 AM »
Don’t the hemos  get stuck in the twist though? Where’s the fly , are you holding it with your fingers while you twist?
I’ve been sticking 1 finger in the u and twisting while the fly dangles on the other side, then thread the tippet  after. Seems to work but I Gotta perfect it. If you use 2 fingers , 1 inevitably gets hung up with the fly and you end up pricking yourself it seems

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Re: Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2018, 06:34:46 AM »
I insert the hemo from below, the fly spins  around a bit, I pinch the tippet and tag while I am adding the 5 twists, then just pull the tag down through the hole/gap.  It also allows for more precise control of the tag and less wasted tag which enables the dropper line to last longer.  Hope this helps
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Re: Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2018, 05:23:14 AM »
Do you think this method works equally well when using really small tippet diameters, like 6x or 7x?

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Re: Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2018, 05:41:19 AM »
Do you think this method works equally well when using really small tippet diameters, like 6x or 7x?

It has worked flawlessly on 6x

Matter of fact, the knots held well, caught 17 including a PB of 21” yesterday in only 2 1/2 hours
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Re: Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2018, 06:31:00 AM »
Good job Utah.  I find the fish calms down if you hold him upside down too.

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Re: Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2018, 06:37:02 AM »
LOL, How did that happen, oh well
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Re: Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2018, 06:38:38 AM »
lol