Author: Trout's Staff
I was in the process of getting ready for a trip to the Florida Keys in mid-June, when a customer brought this knot to my attention. It is super easy to learn and tie, is great for tying leaders and tippets of varying diameters together, and is a strong as hell. It may not be a knot you’ll use everyday on the river (or flats), but I guarantee it will come in useful sometime during anybody’s angling career.
Tie a double overhand knot shock tippet or other large diameter monofilament material, leaving it about 4″ – 6″ from the end of the tippet. Slowly pull the running and tag end apart so that the line forms a figure 8 (as shown on the right).
Double over 15″ – 24″ of the lighter tippet material, and pass it through the top and the bottom opening of the figure 8. Then wrap the doubled over tippet around the larger monofilament four times.
Wrap the doubled over line back over itself 3 times, and then pass it through the opening formed by the wraps in front of the figure 8. Now begin to tighten the knot, first by thoroughly lubricating the figure 8 and wraps. First pull the leader end (1) to tighten the figure 8. Then pull the doubled over line (2) to tighten down the wraps.
Once you’ve tightened all ends of the knot, trim the double over loop, the tag end of your shock tippet or larger monofilament material (1), and the tag end of the smaller tippet (2). That’s it, your done!