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    Default Nail-less nail knot

    Nail-less nail knot


    Use: Attaching backing to fly line.

    Description: As no nail, tube or needle is required to tie this knot, it can be tied beside the water.

    Tying:

    1. Hold the end fly line in one hand and the end of the backing, lying alongside the fly line, in the other hand.



    2. Form a loop with the backing and hold it in place with the hand holding the line. Pass the end of the backing through the loop and wrap it over the backing and fly line about five or six times. Hold each wrap against the previous one with your thumb and finger.





    3. When all the wraps are finished, pull the standing end of the backing until the knot comes together but is not fully tight. Slide the knot towards the end of the line, leaving about 10mm free.

    4. Hold the knot firmly, so keeping it in place, and pull the tag end to tighten it. Final tightening is achieved by pulling on the standing end of the backing.



    5. Finish the knot by trimming the end of the backing, and the fly line, if the knot is too far from the end of the line.





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

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    I've been using this knot for quite some time! Also - if you tie a knot in the fly line before you begin tying a semi needle knot - you can then pull the loops tightly closer to the end of the fly line! then cut away the knot you tied in the fly line.

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    Wish I used it on my DI7
    IT'S NOT A DOUBLE

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    Wink +1 here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mostyn View Post
    I've been using this knot for quite some time! Also - if you tie a knot in the fly line before you begin tying a semi needle knot - you can then pull the loops tightly closer to the end of the fly line! then cut away the knot you tied in the fly line.
    Say like 50 years? Give or take.
    Fred Evans - White City, Oregon

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    Default Re: Nail-less nail knot

    I've been using this knot for a few months now, great strength

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    Default Re: Nail-less nail knot

    I have used that knot for many years, not anymore though. The problem with such knots is that they rely on the line coating and some experiments I did, although not in any way scientific, the knot stripped the coating. Now I only use knots that incorporate the line core.

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    Default Re: Nail-less nail knot

    Isn't that half a grinner knot

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