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At the fly, I always tie a non-slip loop knot, except for big stuff, then I tie a figure 8 tarpon loop knot.
I think the loops give the fly a lot more action on your retrieve.
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I also use a non slip loop
 

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I like a Rapala knot when I want a loop to fly, Dbl surgeon loop for a loop to loop leader to fly line, blood knots for building leaders, and a dbl Surgeon for tippet, I think a clinch sucks! I used the improved clinch for ever, but gave it up for a Davey it is a fast strong easy tie, for a big eye do the last step of the Davey twice, this is a great knot and strong w/a small profile :yes:

Anybody catching those Pompano yet, Destin had the water temp at 71 this morning? I went out yesterday morning and caught one sm lady and a hard tail in the surf, saw a few mullet passing by, very slow.
 

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Thanks to Flylipps I use the loop knot for pretty much everything now (unless I'm back up north where I'm using 5x- and can't afford the loop w/ the small fly). It allows the fly/lure to move more naturally and I've never lost a fish because of this knot and that includes big AJ's on my trevali jigging rods w/ 80lb braid. Slight variation from the pic below is that I pass the tag end back through the main loop.

 

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I use this knot for a loop knot. Easy to tie. I have not lost a fish, but if I were tourney fishing I'd probably pick the one above.

This one works well, and it pretty weedless.


Jim
 
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