Released to spawn
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Scotland, BC, Norway, Russia - anywhere with fish!
For hooked flies, I use the non-slip loop or the Trilene knot.
For tubes, it depends whether junction tube is used or not.
With junction tube, where the hook is pulled into the junction tube, I use the Trilene knot.
If the rear end of the plastic tube is large enough to take the eye of the hook, junction tubing is not necessary, and a Trilene knot is used again.
Where junction tubing is not used, it depends on the length of the tube vs. the wing/overall fly length, and whether the hook is to be placed right at the rear of the tube (a Trilene knot is used where I don't want much free-swinging of the hook, and as small as possible non-slip loop if I want some free swinging of the hook); where I want the hook further back, I use a loop of leader usually made with a double surgeon's knot and slip the loop of leader through the eye of the hook as you would for a stinger set-up for an intruder. I don't use the 'jam the knot into the rear of the tube' method to hold this loop out to the correct length, but prior to tying the loop in the leader, I run a bead or two over the leader at the rear of the tube, and then when the double surgeon's loop is made, the bead prevents the knot being pulled into the rear of the tube, and holds the loop (and the later-attached hook) out to the correct/desired length in relation to the wing/tail of the fly.
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