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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-26-2012, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Brambo View Post
I see you use a buffering bead to hold the stinger loop at the right distance.
Is there a reason why you don't use a silicon tube to hold the stinger loop at the right distance? This means one knott less.
No, the only knot is the surgeon's loop knot to make the loop, so the hook is held by the loop without additional knots.

the 'flexibility' of the surgeon's loop with the bead is that, within certain limits, you can drop the stinger hook position back as far as you want, depending on the overall length of the tie.

The tubes in these cases are only 3/4", whereas the overall tie length is 3", so using junction tubing would take the hook to well within the fly, and not act as a rear 'stinger'

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