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    Default Forgotten knot for small dry flies

    Guys,
    Hope someone can help me .
    Long time a go, I used to use very successfully knot for small dry flies matched with tiny tippets , for delicate, clear waters....
    When knot is done, clean tippet is coming out from the hook eye , where knot it self is actually bellow the hook eye , having a loop wrapped over the neck of the hook eye , if you understand this "description " .
    I am pretty sure that "father" on the beginning and than "brother" on the end of River Runs Through It movie are tying exactly this knot.
    Of course , they are Angelina's husband "father" and "brother " in the movie.


    Anyone remember this knot ?
    Thanks,
    Zoran

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    You only need one knot - Pitzen
    http://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/pitzen-knot
    In this illustration they wrap it 4,5 times, you only need 3,5 times.
    If I have a bit of time, will do photo SBS, on the easy way to tie this knot.
    Korrie Broos

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    Turle mentioned above is what you are describing, else this one:
    http://www.netknots.com/fishing_knot...y-dry-fly-knot

    Personally I use a modified Pitzen or the Davy.
    Gary
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    Bingo ! Tnx Mike that was Turle knot indeed.
    Korrie,
    Pitzen is good choice thanks.

    For some specific , micro dry fly presentations , and non-horizontal, but angled hook eye , I need something as Turle, obtaining more natural "fly settlement on the water.
    Cheers,
    Zoran
    Last edited by Zoran; 06-02-14 at 11:01 PM.

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    to test the knot strength, tie a hook on either end of a piece of mono.
    Hook the 2 hooks, "into" each other in the bend.
    Pull the hooks apart with the nylon and see which knot snaps first.
    Doing it this way, might be good idea to wear glasses.
    PS: Turle knot is definitely not a knot for low light.
    Last edited by Korrie; 07-02-14 at 07:51 AM.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
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    Pitzen a good "general" knot? I have not googled it or anything I must add - would rather hear 1st hand experience. Dry/Nymph/Streamer - good for all?
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    It is the one knot I use for all.
    I will do a little sketch on how I tie it, even in dark, easy.
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    Like this?
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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    That is the "more difficult way", for me, but the basics is 100%.
    When tying a knot, I tend to use all 10 fingers, which makes it much easier.
    sketch and photo SBS to follow.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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