Here’s a short how-to video from Zach Matthews, editor of The Itinerant Angler website, in which he describes a quick, neat method to tie the clinch knot required to attach a dropper line to the bend of a hook. Years ago, I learned a different method from a guide on Utah’s Green River. (See below.) Either way, the ability to make this knot quickly means you’ll get your flies in the water sooner—after re-rigging to change flies or because of a break-off—giving yourself a better chance of catching fish.
3 thoughts on “Video Pro Tip: How to Tie a Quick Dropper Knot”
Where can I find this video on the Orvis website? Can you provide a link? The video doesn’t appear to me when I open through Twitter. Thanks.
I’ve been tying my dropper loops separate from the bend for a while and like Zach’s handy variation. Isn’t the knot by Gene as described a modified clinch knot? I do like both techniques but find the modified clinch knot difficult to get the last step, the tag end through the last loop. Any suggestions?