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First published before January 1st 2001 - More than 14 years ago
Fly fisher's knots
Illustrations of the best knots for your flylines, leaders and tippets
LinksA test in the print magazine Fly Fisherman showed the Trilene and the Orvis knot to be equally strong and on top of that said that they were able to maintain 100% of the line strength. I really have my doubt if that will hold for all types and thicknesses of line, but still it does prove that these could be the knots of choice for the concerned fly fisher. I personally prefer knots that pass the line through the eye twice - like the Trilene and the Palomar knot. My favorite loop knot is the Surgeons loop which is easy to tie and has served me well. If I need a guiding knot, I tie the Mörrum Guiding knot.
Read the intro to the knot section
About setting up reel, backing and line
About tying your own leaders
Leader and tippet Q&A
Sea Trout Secrets 5+6
Captain Mel Simpson
Fly Fair 1996
Float Tube Regatta 1996
Small Fry, 3
Presenting Rob-fin redbreast: Lepomis auritus, the redbreast sunfish, does not receive the front-page press of its cousins the bluegill, the crappie, and the black bass. This species deserves increased specific attention, though, especially from fly anglers who prefer to fish flowing water, because the redbreast is the stream sunfish.
Read chapter 3 of Small Fry
Digitizing flies, photographing
Decoration: Framed flies can be pieces of art - both the flies and the framing. But creating your own framed flies is not that difficult. Follow these instructions and frame your first fly with few tools and few demands on routine and skill. You can develop it into art later.
Learn much more in this article.
The Trout Diaries
Meerforelle an der Küste
Simple Patterns: Most of my flies are relatively simple patterns. The danish salt water fly-fishing demands flies in a lot of categories. Sometimes you can fish a location where the water is crystal clear and the surface is as a mirror, and sometimes exactly the same location is marred by hard wind, heavy waves and water as hot chocolate with marshmellows (yuck!).
What to look for when byuing...
South Swedish Sea Trout
World Famous Silver: Every year fishermen from all over the world visit the swedish shores and rivers, hoping their exertions will be rewarded with one of the large sea trout. Spin fishing is popular and effective. Is fly fishing possible or is it "Guru Meditation #8400001 - Unknown method"?
Find out here.
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