So last season, a friend of mine (Mark S) introduced me to a knot called the "Non-Twist Knot". He forwarded me the link from the Deschutes Angler that gave instructions on the knot. It's used for large trout flies that tend to spin when casting or when stripping line in : thus causing twist in the leader.
The whole thought is the tippet freely spins inside the hook eye preventing line twist. The video from the Deschutes Angler will show how you cut off a short piece of 10lb mono and tie it in with a triple surgeons knot into your tippet.
I tried this knot out last season on steelhead dry flies. I dig it. I really prefer downeye hooks on my steelhead dryflies and this knot works great - as it allows the tippet to exit perpendicular to the shank.
As far as the "non twist" idea; maybe it helps a little but what I really like about this knot is that you don't trap hackle/hair fibers when cinching it down! (I really dislike trapping material in the knot....especially when it's really well-tied Steelhead Bee).
So, the question is: Would I trust it?
It's landed hot larger steelhead for me last year and the knot has been solid.
Click on the video below for a "hack" on the Non-Twist Knot:
As you can see in the video: If I am not too concerned about losing tippet length, I just double over my 10lb Maxima tippet (I think our own Mae West gave me that idea). I also only use a Double Surgeon's knot since my dryfly hook eyes are small.
Would love to here some reviews on how the knot performs for some of you this coming season.
Cheers and Blessings,
P.S. I normally don't talk fast but I was running out of room on phone storage for that video