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I even had major problems with the regular RIO tippet material I bought a few years ago. If the knot didn't slip when I set the hook on a fish it sure did after the first good run. I'm the kind of person most tackle manufacturers must hate, because instead of tying a new knot that is supposed to work with a certain product, I find a product that supports the knot(s) I already use. It's not so much stuborness as that all important confidence factor, which is why I understand your guys feelings on sticking with what has always worked for you (ie Maxima), especially if your first few experiences with something new (fluoro) are in any way negative.
Anyway, the brand new RIO fluro plus is a lot better, but you do have to make sure that you go back through the second loop when tying an improved clinch knot or the knot will either slip, or break at the loop around the hook eye for some strange reason.

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Apologies

Sorry for starting all these new threads, I had intended them to be responses but apparently two months away from university and I already forget how to read!:)

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Hi Mike -

I use a Double turle for loop eyes and a palomar knot for everything else. The palomar does not suffer from the same tightening problems as does the clinch and is significantly stronger. In my opinion, the clinch is a poor knot albeit the most popular. I do use it when I am trying to preserve tippet but have regretted it more than once when I get the little pigtail back when hooking a hyperactive June chromer buck after it's seventh leap.

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Double Turle

Juro,
When using the double turle, I am curious to know what the "rules" are in regards to which side of the eye to place the knot based on the current direction and the type of fly.

Thanks,
Mike
 
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