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#11607754 - 05/17/16 09:18 AM Davy Knot
Lloyd5 Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/02/14
Posts: 323
Loc: Bosque County, Texas
Does anyone here use the Davy knot to tie tippet to fly? How doe is it hold for you?

Here's an animated how to: http://www.animatedknots.com/davy/index....com#ScrollPoint
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#11607767 - 05/17/16 09:21 AM Re: Davy Knot [Re: Lloyd5]
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Registered: 02/16/01
Posts: 13190
Loc: McKinney TX USA
The Davy knot is my go-to knot. After some testing I found that it held quite well. There were a few cases where I got back a fly with the hook straightened out, the Davy Knot held. That was what convinced me to stick with it.
Its so freaking simple that I forget how to tie it sometimes!
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#11607773 - 05/17/16 09:23 AM Re: Davy Knot [Re: Lloyd5]
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Registered: 02/16/01
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Thanks for that animation Lloyd5 Just found the Double Davy thereby.
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#11607810 - 05/17/16 09:39 AM Re: Davy Knot [Re: Lloyd5]
txbassnewbie Offline
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Registered: 07/02/14
Posts: 112
Loc: Flower Mound
I used to use a davy knot then switched to perfection loop as it seemed to give my streamers and topwater flies more action

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#11607857 - 05/17/16 10:01 AM Re: Davy Knot [Re: Lloyd5]
J-Moe Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2597
Loc: Brenham, TX
I tried using the Davy knot because it was so simple but it did not hold up for me. In particular with fluorocarbon tippet. I haven't tried the double Davy yet. I continue to use the improved cinch knot.

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#11607882 - 05/17/16 10:10 AM Re: Davy Knot [Re: Lloyd5]
Linecaster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 1064
Loc: Richardson TX
I predominantly use the Orvis knot and the mono loop. However I do use the Davy knot and the Perfection loop as well. The Davy knot tied correctly is extremely strong.
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#11608267 - 05/17/16 12:54 PM Re: Davy Knot [Re: Lloyd5]
Golfer Jeff Offline
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Registered: 01/18/13
Posts: 381
Loc: DFW
I suck at knots. My buddy Larry uses the Double Davy and NEVER breaks a fish off and rarely loses flies to unwinding. I am trying to convert, but the Improved clinch is so easy.....

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#11608439 - 05/17/16 02:09 PM Re: Davy Knot [Re: Lloyd5]
j_hirn2 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 111
Loc: Mansfield, TX
I use the double Davy and haven't had it break on me yet. Very simple and quick to tie.

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#11611859 - 05/19/16 05:50 AM Re: Davy Knot [Re: Lloyd5]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/14
Posts: 323
Loc: Bosque County, Texas
Thanks for the feedback, I'm going to give it a try.
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#11611986 - 05/19/16 07:43 AM Re: Davy Knot [Re: Lloyd5]
pearow Online   content
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Registered: 12/15/02
Posts: 1770
Loc: Murchison, TX, USA
I use it-p-

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#11612141 - 05/19/16 09:07 AM Re: Davy Knot [Re: Lloyd5]
txww Offline
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Registered: 03/25/03
Posts: 120
I use it for trout and panfish

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