It is also a very compact knot making it a nice knot for small flies and various tests rate it between 85 to 100 percent of line strength, with 90% probably a safe assumption. The Davy Knot should be in every fly fisher's arsenal of knots!

Step 1: 1 Pass the tippet through the eye, wrap it around the running end, and pass it back through the loop to make a half hitch. Continue around and back through the loop a second time. Tighten carefully so that the tag end is enclosed by the knot against the eye. Trim the end.

Step 2: 2 Pass the tippet through the eye, wrap it around the running end, and pass it back through the loop to make a half hitch. Continue around and back through the loop a second time. Tighten carefully so that the tag end is enclosed by the knot against the eye. Trim the end.

Step 3: 3 Pass the tippet through the eye, wrap it around the running end, and pass it back through the loop to make a half hitch. Continue around and back through the loop a second time. Tighten carefully so that the tag end is enclosed by the knot against the eye. Trim the end.

Step 4: 4 Pass the tippet through the eye, wrap it around the running end, and pass it back through the loop to make a half hitch. Continue around and back through the loop a second time. Tighten carefully so that the tag end is enclosed by the knot against the eye. Trim the end.

Step 5: 5 Pass the tippet through the eye, wrap it around the running end, and pass it back through the loop to make a half hitch. Continue around and back through the loop a second time. Tighten carefully so that the tag end is enclosed by the knot against the eye. Trim the end.

Step 6: 6 Pass the tippet through the eye, wrap it around the running end, and pass it back through the loop to make a half hitch. Continue around and back through the loop a second time. Tighten carefully so that the tag end is enclosed by the knot against the eye. Trim the end.

Step 7: 7 Pass the tippet through the eye, wrap it around the running end, and pass it back through the loop to make a half hitch. Continue around and back through the loop a second time. Tighten carefully so that the tag end is enclosed by the knot against the eye. Trim the end.