I have been slowly transitioning to the non-slip mono loop knot this fall (probably 10 to 15 carp on it so far) because of it's superior strength and sink-rate versus fly weight. My only complaint is that it uses allot of tippet, otherwise it is a great knot.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Video: Non-Slip Mono Loop Knot versus Clinch Knot
I am working on another tying video, this time of McTage's McLuvin. While grabbing some underwater footage to add into the video I got curious about how different this fly would act with a non-slip mono loop versus a clinch. The results were very interesting so I threw it together into a short video. As you would expect you get a quicker drop with the loop but you also get a much sharper and pronounced action, particularly with this style of fly. The head-stand is a little more robust and the tail action is much more dramatic. These are not always good things of course. There are times when too much action on a fly startles carp but it is very interesting.