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nthendpompey
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

whats the best and easist way to tie a dropper,knot wise.
now iam moving up abit in my swffing ,i need to tie a few droppers.
mick.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:30 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi mick
I usual use a water knot mate. http://www.animatedknots.com/ I find this web site really useful. I'd make the droppers about 5" long just incase you want to change your flies a few times

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:05 am Reply with quote Back to top

Water knot for me too Mick....Dead easy
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I prefer blood knots for droppers. The dropper line stands out at right angles from the leader and is less likely to tangle. But with heavyish leaders that might not be such a problem
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

nthendpompey wrote:
whats the best and easist way to tie a dropper,knot wise.
now iam moving up abit in my swffing ,i need to tie a few droppers.
mick.


Easiest way is to cut the length of leader required, then hold the leader at the position you would like to introduce a dropper. Form a loop with the leader, then form a circle with the loop and pass it through and twist three times before pulling tight. You will then be left with a circle. Cut one side of the circle to the desired length of leader then trim the remainder away. The dropper will stand at a right angle to the leader, handy for reducing dropper tangles and for keeping the fly away from the main leader when drifting for mullet. Probably the easiest knot in existence but a very reliable dropper happy
 
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