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    Default Re: Two turn surgeons knot failing

    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    It's very very fine diameter 0.14 down to 0.1, my go to is mono is 0.23 6lb, why do you want/need it so fine?
    Al
    0.10 is 7X, snaps if you tug on it.

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    Default Re: Two turn surgeons knot failing

    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    It's very very fine diameter 0.14 down to 0.1, my go to is mono is 0.23 6lb, why do you want/need it so fine?
    Al
    Maybe he is using very small dry flies , size 20 and under , fine 0.10 tippets give better presentation on small micro dry flies .

    Most river anglers I know use tippets from 0.16 , 0.14 for general nymph work , maybe 0.12 if the rivers are low .

    A lot of anglers I know of use tippet diameters between 0.12 and 0.10 for dry fly fishing , a few drop down to 00.8 on occasions . I am not suggesting you are using micro dries with 0.23 diameter tippets , that type of diameter is very big for river work . I am not nit picking , you did not state if you were fishing rivers or Still Waters .

    Back to the OP , I use a identical set up most of the time , Hardy tapered leader 5/6 pound , 8 to 10 inch of 0.14 stroft , then 3 foot of Stroft ABR 0,10 , but I also use Grand Max Fluro in a diameter of 0.10


    A 2 turn water knot is used to connect any tippets , I am sure John Tyzack and Andy Cliffe who are international anglers also use Hardy tapered leaders , Stroft tippets in the fine diameters and use a 2 turn water knot .

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