HOW TO MAKE THE FLY FISHERMAN'S CLIP...!!

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...to make this "basic" fly fisherman's clip i used Jimalax sidewall...(approx 2.5mm???+-) 5 strands....3x55" and 2x38" (the cords wound
up about 8" too long but it is always nice to cut your cords longer than needed for your first knot and keep notes and your second knot will be exact!...)
...you'll need to find some "mini-alligator clips"...i found mine in the automotive dept at Fred Meyers...((!!..some mini-alligator clips are junk so take a good look at what you get!!))
...i crimped the mini alligator clip to an 8"(+-) piece of 3mm Jimalax topstring cord....keep in mind you can use an ice-pick type needle instead of a mini-alligator
clip as an optional fly tying tool......

 

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...line up the cords on the left and put a constrictor knot about 8" from the ends of the 2 38" cords
...the cord with the mini-alligator clip goes in the middle of the 5 cords...

 

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...here is another view...

 

 

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...here is how it will look

 

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...fold the 5 cords up and secure them with a piece of dental floss...this is very temporary and actually you might be able to make the MWK without even using dental floss to secure the cords??!!....i'd suggest you secure them for your first knot!!...it will make things a little easier!...

 

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...make the 5 strand MWK...
...cut the dental floss and look at the next photo to see what will happen!!...

 


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....now here is where it gets a little tricky!!...all you have to do is let the MWK fall (almost like turning itself inside out!!!)...this is not hard to do and you should be able to do it with your first attempt and you will be surprised at how easy it is to do!!!...

 

 

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...make an "over 1" crown knot and start tightening things up...(move the constrictor knot up just a bit as you are making the crown knots...(it will come off after you have made a couple!!)...
...remember the secret to making MWKs is to go slowly!!!...begin tightening things up by going slowly!!!...

 

 

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...i make the fly fisherman's clip with "over 1" crown knots....you can try "over 2" crown knots but for some reason i found that the "over 2" crown knots just don't
work as well as the "over 1" crown knots for this knot????!....
...you can now easily tension (tighten) the MWK by pulling on the cords that make up the core!!.....you will be very surprised at how easy this is to do...you will be able to make the MWK look very nice with very little work!!....just remember to go slow!!!....

 

 

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....do the crown knots until you feel the knot is long enough!...i have found that 14 crown knots makes the knot look nice but it is your knot and you can make a short one or a long one...etc!!....

 


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...now you make another MWK...then you make a single crown knot....then you add the 3 extra cords by making a "double crown knot".....then you make another "double crown knot".....

 

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....then you make a "double wall knot" and then you cut the 3 core cords and melt them.....

 

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....then you finish off the LLK and you have a nice little fly fisherman's clip!!!!....

....you can experiment with this knot and come up with all sorts of different designs!!...

....i've found that a 5-strand MWK is the way to go with the clip...but you can make all sorts of key fobs and other knots with more strands using this little method of making the MWK!!!....etc....

 

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....the fly fisherman's clip is really a very easy knot
to make if you have the right cord/tools/hardware!!
....have fun making one!...

 

 

Dan-Alaska



 


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