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Offline Iceassin

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Knot so easy
« on: Oct 12, 2018, 05:08 AM »
So knot tying has never been my strong suit even with my smallish fingers, with the exception of the Palomar. In trying to tie a Double Surgeons (suggested) on my horizontal jigs, it is "recommended" to have a 1/8" loop when done but I can get nothing less than about a 1/4" one. Is this too much? I would use those Fas-snaps, but even the smallest ones will not fit through the eye of these jigs. In the past, I had always tied them with a Palomar, with good success, but would like to try tying them the right way to get that little extra action. Help please!
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Offline RyanW

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Re: Knot so easy
« Reply #1 on: Oct 12, 2018, 06:28 AM »
If 1/4 inch loop is as small as you can get then I commend you! Lol mine are usually at least 1/2 inch and sometimes I roll with about an inch loop. I havenít noticed it to hinder any lure action or fish catching ability so I donít concern myself with a precise 1/8 inch loop. I use the double surgeon on dry flies as well and it still works just fine even with my 1 inch loops. Donít worry about it that much. The loop size doesnít really matter in my experience and youíll just drive yourself crazy trying to get a consistent 1/8 inch loop.
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Offline blakemohr

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Re: Knot so easy
« Reply #2 on: Oct 12, 2018, 06:30 AM »
I agree with the reply.  I often don't get a very small loop, and don't seem to notice that it affects anything.

Offline Iceassin

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Re: Knot so easy
« Reply #3 on: Oct 12, 2018, 11:28 AM »
Thanks fellas...looks like I'm good to go. That's why we sometimes seek professional help.  ;)
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Re: Knot so easy
« Reply #4 on: Oct 29, 2018, 09:47 AM »
Always remember to wet the line before pulling tight.
Just add water.

 



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