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  1. #1
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    Default best knot for a hook

    what is the best knot

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    you are going to get a multitude of answers each there own favourite etc heres a link to show you them or some of them ,click on the knot for animation ...

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    In order to think like a fish you need to drink like one. Hidden Content

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    Yesterday I would have said the five turn tucked blood, simply because that is what I've used for years, can tie it blindfolded, and it has rarely let me down.I started learning to tie the Davy knot today (not much to learn really!), and have to say I'm amazed such a simple, small knot is so effective.Its main advantage is that it is easy to tie with no wastage- great for multi dropper changes, and on account of its size it will be great for the small flies. Definitely worth learning.
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    Just use a clinch knot or the improved clinch knot, its been used for donkeys years and hasnt let me down, for mono use either 6 turns and fluoro 4-5 turns, wet both ,but use water for the fluoro, not saliva, pull the knot gently tight and trim, its easy and reliable
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    Why use water, rather than saliva? Doesn't six turns in nylon make for a very bulky knot when fishing small flies?
    Behold the fisherman
    He riseth up early and disturbeth the whole household.
    MIGHTY ARE HIS PREPARATIONS!
    He goeth forth full of hope and when the day is far spent he returneth
    Smelling of strong drink, and the truth is not in him

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    ive fished since i was ten mainly sea fishing and have have recently taken up fly fishing [fantastic sport] and a half tucked blood knot ihas never let me down and is all i use and saliva is used to stop friction ! im not telling you to use it just saying its never let me down

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    Another vote for the Davey knot here. Easy to tie (once you can get out of the habit of using your old knot when in a rush), uses less leader, doesn't leave any crinkled leader and also results in a very small, strong knot.

    Graham

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    Davy knot for me to.

    WCB

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