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Alex Argyros

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Dropper tag knot
« on: February 03, 2020, 03:28:31 AM »
I've been vacillating between using an Orvis Tippet Knot and a Triple Surgeon's Knot for my dropper tags.  I was wondering if people here have any opinions on the relative merits (especially strength) of these knots, or whether they have other ideas?

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Re: Dropper tag knot
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 05:41:28 AM »
Hi Alex,

I've experimented with a few different knots, but found that the triple surgeon knot suits my needs and style of fishing. There might be a better knot, but the triple surgeon has yet to fail me.

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Re: Dropper tag knot
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2020, 03:57:35 AM »
Alex,  triple surgeon nut is what i use.

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Re: Dropper tag knot
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2020, 12:01:35 PM »
I went to the Orvis Tippet knot several years ago. Firstly because it is easier to tie. Secondly on the experiments that I did with it. It held up considerably better on breaking strain when the tag and the mainline were pulled in opposing directions. Found out the hard way on a few double headers when two fish are larger than usual that it holds up better.
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Re: Dropper tag knot
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2020, 07:02:59 PM »
Triple sturgeon here too. Simple, fast to tie and has not failed me yet either.

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Re: Dropper tag knot
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2020, 08:37:23 PM »
I think the topic of knots is always an interesting thing because not a lot of guys all use the same knot, yet each does so well (I am diverging off of just dropper tags, but the same applies here too).  You can ask 10 good anglers what knots they use, and you you likely get about 5 different answers.

I think a lot of it has to do with the person as opposed to the knot.  Some knots seem to work well for some people and not for others (same with leader material).  I think it often comes down to the fact that it isn't the knot or material, its more the person tying the knot - and often there are things in each of our tying styles that as so habit forming that they can't be changed.  And some of these habits really impact the success of a knot.

I know guys who swear by certain knots, and it works so well for them... then I try it and 'snap'.  Lol.

But to answer this question, triple surgeons with the hemostats (which I think goes by another name too which for the moment eludes me).
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Re: Dropper tag knot
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 07:30:01 AM »
Triple Surgeons

I know that if I hold the tippet end in front of my nose with my right hand, and extend my left arm out to the left; that's the point where I want to tie the knot.  I loop back the end to where my left hand is pinching and start the knot.

It's all mechanical there is no measuring, or thinking about what I'm doing. By the time I'm done my flies will be 55 to 60cm apart.

If I have to do it in a comp it becomes a restful moment; where nothing can go wrong because it's all muscle memory; no decisions are taken.

Same result every time. Comp legal, fish it.

Agreed, Chris. I'm trying to add the double clinch knot to my arsenal and it pops on me every time!

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Re: Dropper tag knot
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2020, 10:57:43 AM »
That's a good measuring tools Francois.  I do similar.  I hold the point fly or end of the tippet with my right hand thumb and index finger, stretch my arm out away from me, and tie my knot where my shoulder it - then I have dropper right on my bicep.  Makes it routine for me too.
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