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Old 07-11-2017, 06:59 AM
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I've started to use the rapala knot this year on my lure set-up, I've found it completely brings to life snake, damsels, tadpoles, anything that naturally has movement. I have yet to have a failure of any kind with this knot, it's a little bit fiddly and I struggle to tie it in a wind blown boat, but I manage and the results are impressive. Now I know this is nothing new to most of you, and the knot has probably been about longer than I have, but if I can encourage some of you that don't use it to give it a go, then it might add something new to your presentation of these flies. I'd like to hear from members that use this knot, there views, good or bad.
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:39 AM
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Great for saltwater
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:48 AM
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I started with it myself this year, not that fiddly to tie, and seems plenty strong enough.
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:28 AM
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I started with it myself this year, not that fiddly to tie, and seems plenty strong enough.
Have you noticed an increase in takes Luke?

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Old 07-11-2017, 11:35 AM
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Yes, but can't pin it down to the knot as I have combined it with other things, like longer leaders and different retrieves.
There's no doubt the fly is more mobile because of it though.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:02 PM
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I've been using the Rapala knot for the last 3 or 4 years.

I think it makes a difference when using the larger lures, especially snakes, big boobies, minkies, weighted tadpoles, Hummungus's etc....where movement is essential to the effectiveness of the pattern

For smaller patterns (international rules) I don't think it makes much if any difference at all...... However I still always tie my point booby (international rules) with a Rapala knot just for the increased movement on the hang or pause etc....


In short I like the knot and use it a lot....I've never had any problems with breakages and the more you tie it the easier and faster it becomes...
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Old 07-11-2017, 04:35 PM
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I'm definitely getting better at tying it. I've been using it a lot on the rudder at Rutland with a boobie snake Di 3- 8 line and 12.5 lb Grand max. I was fishing a year ago, we had got a bit of speed up on a choppy day when I hooked a five pound rainbow trout, dam thing stopped the boat then towed it up wind for about fifty yards. Big grin on me face when I finally got it in.
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Itís a great knot for bigger lures and one I also use it with my spinning set up when chasing bass.
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Must agree with what's already been said, the only lure it doesn't impart any movement/action on, is a tube, simply because of where the hook is placed, great on a Waddington too.
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I've started to use the rapala knot this year on my lure set-up, I've found it completely brings to life snake, damsels, tadpoles, anything that naturally has movement. I have yet to have a failure of any kind with this knot, it's a little bit fiddly and I struggle to tie it in a wind blown boat, but I manage and the results are impressive. Now I know this is nothing new to most of you, and the knot has probably been about longer than I have, but if I can encourage some of you that don't use it to give it a go, then it might add something new to your presentation of these flies. I'd like to hear from members that use this knot, there views, good or bad.
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