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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
Orvis Fly Tying Guide
Bon Aventure flies
Bait: A wish for a generic bait imitation was what made Kasper Mühlbach develop a fly, which he originally dubbed the Epoxy Triumph; A small epoxied baitfish imitation along the lines of the American tradition.
This fly was since modified a bit, and is now the Epoxy Miracle.
See the step-by-step instructions here
Map of Europe
Pattern: This has been my most successfull trout fly in the autumn of 1995. I've caught most of my trout from a float tube, and I believe that one of the keys to the success of this fly is the fact that it's weighted. This and the fact that it's actually very nymph like tells me that it would probably act fine as a stonefly nymph imitation, and this has given the fly it's name 'My nymph' or 'Mymph' for short.
The nature of feather construction - Intro
Furled leaders DIY
Casting That Fly
Book/art: The subtitle for this book is "An illustrated natural history", and that is exactly what it is. Author Malcolm Greenhalgh's text has all the facts you ever wanted to know about the Atlantic salmon and Rod Sutterby's illustrations are exquisite and his fishing pictures are fabulous.
Read the book review here
Small Fry, 5
Presenting White lightning: The white perch is actually an anadromous silver bass in the fish family Moronidae. This game panfish is the little cousin of the striped bass and shares much of the same habitat: the brackish tidal estuaries and adjacent rivers of the mid-Atlantic and New England states.
Onwards to chapter 5
A Passion for Pike
Review: A book solely concentrating on fishing for pike by Dutch artist and avid pike angler Ad Swier. This book will take you around the subject of fishing for the toothy predator. As an angler with a smaller passion than the author's, but still a passion for pike, Martin thoroughly enjoyed the book.
Read the review of this pike book here
Better pictures: We want to capture our fish in two ways: first on the hook and then in the camera. Once the fish has been hooked many of us already envision the poster on the wall, the image in the online gallery or just a print to show to the fishing buddies.
Learn how to get the best pictures of fish here
Trust me, Mon!
Fly-fishing the 41st
Classic Michigan Flies
East Branch Rod
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