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How to tie the Duncan Knot


Video  and step by step how to tie the Duncan knot

Use to Tie fly to tippet. Creates a sliding loop that can be left open or tightened against hook eye. The open loop on this knot lets nymphs and other subsurface flies "swim" in the water and bass bugs pop better.

step 1:

Pass 6" to 8" of tag end of tippet through the eye of hook. Form a 1.5" diameter loop with tag end.

   
step 2:

Pass tag through and around loop and tippet five times, moving away from fly.

   
step 3:

Lubricate and tighten knot by pulling very tightly on tag end. The degree of tightening determines how knot slides on tippet for keeping loop open or sliding it closed. With heavy tippet materials (over.011"), grasp the tag end with pliers or hemostats and tighten the knot.

   
step 4:

Adjust loop between fly and knot as desired. Trim tag end.

 

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DUNCAN LOOP
(UNI-KNOT)
Rod Walinchus Illustration
Use the Duncan loop to attach your fly to your tippet. Leave the loop open to allow the fly to swing freely, or close the loop tight against the hook eye for a tight hold.

DUNCAN LOOP PHOTOS
Photo Courtesy of Frog Hair
Pass about 6" to 8" of the tag end through hook eye and bring back up along bottom of standing line.
Photo Courtesy of Frog Hair
Take tag end back towards hook eye forming a loop on the bottom and two lines on top. Pinch tag end against two top lines.
Photo Courtesy of Frog Hair
Wrap tag end around the two lines five times. Use four wraps for lines 40-50lb. (See next picture also.)
Photo Courtesy of Frog Hair
Wet knot and tighten by pulling on tag end. This knot can be slid down to the hook eye and tightened or tightened up away from the hook, providing a loop knot for a free-swinging fly. Note: When using fine diameter lines and tightening down at the hook,some anglers prefer to go through the hook eye twice.
Photo Courtesy of Frog Hair
Wet knot and tighten by pulling on tag end. This knot can be slid down to the hook eye and tightened or tightened up away from the hook, providing a loop knot for a free-swinging fly. Note: When using fine diameter lines and tightening down at the hook, some anglers prefer to go through the hook eye twice. This knot is also known as the uni-knot.
Knot photos and accompanying captions are courtesy of Frog Hair and Gamma Technologies. Visit www.froghairfishing.com for


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Born and raised in good old Winslow Maine, joined the Air Force moved all over met my wonderful wife in Rapid City South Dakota, and settled down here with plans to move back east in the future
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