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    Default rapala knot......

    Do any of you guys use this knot for attatching your flies. Im interested in the idea of allowing the fly to move freely. How reliable is it in your experience?
    Are there any other knots that achieve the same effect but maybe more reliable i should look at?

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    I use it all the time for my flies and have never had any problems with it.
    "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Fishin View Post
    I use it all the time for my flies and have never had any problems with it.
    Do you think allowing the fly more movement affects your catch rate?

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    Default Rapala knot

    When float tubing, we use the Rapala knot for fishing the tullis Wiggle Nymph. This is virtually a Rapala made from marabou, fritz and foam ( another idea from across the pond ). The movement achieved is fantastic and the fish love it. Have not tried it for migratories myself I am perhaps a bit wary of things happening with a loop when casting, I may be worrying unduly. All I can suggest is try to get the loop as small as possible but certainly 'have a go and let us know'

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    That I couldn't say but it makes me feel a bit more confident.
    As some would say "Confidence = Fish".
    "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer."

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    Mr Fishins reply would be the one to go for. Do you add anything to the fly to impart extra movement ?

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    A friend swears by it and lands 100-200 salmon a summer.
    Get educated and involved in what salmon open net pens are doing, before it is too late!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverleapers View Post
    A friend swears by it and lands 100-200 salmon a summer.
    I gather he uses the rapala knot on the rope attatched to his net?

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    As I recall, Klops uses it all the time - swears by it for stonger leaders with smaller flies!
    ..........so many flies, so little time!

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    Klops does use it all of the time. After seeing one of his posts with a fly tied on with the rapala and then having a chat with him so do I - I use no other knot for flies, small or large. No problems with hook up rates, no problems with the knot failing, no problem with tying the knot (it's pretty easy to tie).
    One of my mates moved to the rapala this year and he has had the same experiences as I have - we both swear by it. There are those who will not move from the turle knot, but I prefer the rapala and it's much easier to tie.
    Last edited by Feugh; 07-12-2010 at 10:59 AM.

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