Re: Best set up for Taupo - Tongariro
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:10 am
Thanks Boisker, will try that knot.
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Thanks Boisker, that looks easier than a surgeons knot.Boisker wrote:Hey upstream...
Funny there's been a discussion running on what knot for droppers in the uk forum, most popular by far is the figure of 8 knot, which is also real easy. One of the regulars had also done a number of tests of different knots and it came out strongest-
http://dryflyexpert.blogspot.co.uk/2013 ... -knot.html
Real easy in poor light, I tend to use forceps / haemostats- once the loop is made, put the haemostats through the loop, two turns and then you can grab the tag ends with the haemostats and pull through the loop... I love easy and strong knots
Yup, understand. This could be a good option for the snaggier waters (Hinemaia and Waitahanui). It's so frustrating losing two flies and having to retie both every time you hit a snag.kotuku71 wrote:I use a surgeons knot at the dropper and the up-leader end (ie the bit from the terminus) to tie the flie. Keep the dropper short. about 12 cm. reduces tangles. The dropper knot is about 25 cm above the shot. A good way of making the end bunch (the "mess) to hold the shot is to first tie a figure of eight knot, pull it very tight, then cut of the loop. The shot now has the tag end and the line itself above "the mess" to grip.Do this before joining the two to make the dropper so the length is more easily judged.