A Double Davy Knot is a derivation of the Davy Knot, and it also has the Davy’s knot’s attributes of small size, strength, and quick tying time. The Davy Knot is excellent for the smallest flies, from sizes 18-22, whereas the Double Davy is recommended for flies that are size 16 and up, where its strength and low profile work well with larger hook eyes and heavier tippets. Learn how to tie the Double Davy Knot following the 9 steps below.
Step 1: Pass the tag end of the line through the eye of the hook.
Step 2: Double back with the tag end.
Step 3: Wrap the tag end over and around the standing line.
Step 4: Pass the tag end through the newly formed loop to make a half hitch.
Step 5: Continue around and back through the loop a second time.
Step 6: Wrap the tag end over and around the standing line and through the loop a third time.
Step 7: Pull the tag end through the loop to tighten.
Step 8: Carefully tighten so the knot is against the eye of the hook.
Step 9: Trim the tag end.