How to Tie a Double Davy Knot

The Double Davy knot attaches a tippet to a fly made of thicker wire. It’s extremely strong and creates an extra turn, which prevents the knot from slipping. 

Quick Tying Guide: The Double Davy Knot

Start by feeding 3-4 inches of tippet through the hook eye in either direction. Make sure the tag runs below the main line. Grab the tag, leaving ½ or ¾ of an inch past fingertips. Pass the tag over and through the loop, pinch, and go under and through two more times to create the double knot. Maintain some tension on the tag and slowly pull on the main line until the knot is tight. Lastly, cut the remaining tag off. 

The Pros and Cons of the Double Davy Knot

There are many advantages to using the Double Davy knot. The first is speed—this knot is fast to tie and uses very little material. Another benefit is that the knot is small, making it challenging for the fish to see it. 

The only disadvantage is that although the Double Davy is solid, it is not as strong as some other knots. 

Knots Similar to the Double Davy Knot

Davy knot—The Double Davy knot is a modification of the original Davy knot. It’s simple, quick, and requires minimal tippet length. 

Orvis knot—A strong and small knot that attaches to a fishing line or a fly tippet. It can withstand a 30 lb test.  

Uni knot—The Uni knot is multipurpose. It can be attached to the spool of a reel to join a main line to a leader line or a lure. This knot is known for its dependability. 
Palomar knot—One of the strongest known knots, the Palomar is simple to create. Use it to attach fishing line to hooks, lures, swivels, and split rings.

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