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Trilene knot

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Use: Tying on flies.

Description: This knot has the advantage that the tippet is passed twice through the eye of the hook which is known to improve dramatically the performance of most knots used to attach flies to tippets. This knot and the Palomar are the two strongest knots for this purpose.


1. Pass the end of the tippet twice through the eye of hook, holding open the loop just formed.

2. Now pass the tag end of the tippet behind the standing end and wrap it round five time.

3. Pass the tag end back and through between the line forming the wraps and the original loop.

4. Moisten, tighten and trim the knot.

Graphics of knots drawn by Tim Pegg of Thilmcraft Graphics. E-mail: thilm@paston.co.uk

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