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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
Danish tube fly inspiration
My First Fly Hatch
Fabulous British videos
Global class: These videos are the best fly tying and fly fishing videos I have ever seen, period! Oliver Edwards is an extraordinarily good fly tier and instructor, but first and foremost is he an extremely entertaining and pleasantly knowledgeable person to listen to.
Read Martin Joergensens review here
Iceland, 5½ days
Rock, water, ice, fire: Iceland is best known for its salmon fishing, but the island has some of the world's best brown trout fishing too... and arctic char... and sea trout. So GFF partner Martin Joergensen and his friend Asger Olesen had 5½ great days of fishing the summer of 2003.
Read their story here with pictures, patterns and a slide show
Measuring the temperature
Tight Line Shrimp
Tying Tenkara Flies
Shopping: All of a sudden, the new season or a spontaneous fly fishing trip with your best buddy is imminent. At that stage, you may think about ordering flies through an online shop. Selling flies through the Internet is a growing business. There is a vast number of private and commercial suppliers of flies and a large range of prices and qualities.
We look at a few here
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Fishing the Danish coast
Fish Better: Chuck-n-duck fishing isn't for everyone. Morality aside, it is an effective angling technique, one worth learning if you find occasionally find yourself in a situation where drifting a nymph along the bottom of a distant lie is the difference between catching and casting practice.
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The Barbell Tube
Upgrade!: One of GFF's all-time most popular articles and downloads just got better! Download two new upgrades for FREE! 1) Leadercalc2007, enhanced with new formulas and label making features and 2) the all new GFF's Leader Guide, a 28-page PDF book you can use for your classroom or personal use.
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The Fish & The Fly 1-3
The Copper Bully
Gammarus: No sea trout box should be without a small Gammerus imitation, and the Copper Bully is one of the most efficient and easily tied ones. Consisting of very few materials in this version, it hardly gets any easier. It can also be a scud or a cress bug in a tight spot.
Follow the tying steps here.
Chinook in the salt
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