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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
Kola on a Budget
Russian trout: Fishing on the Kola Peninsula is usually connected with everything but low price fishing. However, it is still possible to organize a trip for large, golden, Russian brown trout and pay no more than 500 Euros per person including everything.
In this article Rolandas and his friend Linas opens the door to a fantastic trip into Russia.
Cold but no ice
Podcast: Another winter outing for sea trout. It demands patience to corner those silver bullets in the winter, and for the listeners who have that, Martin Joergensen has recorded another session from the Danish coast where a dull and overcats day turns sunny.
Join him and his dog Divus on the trip.
Art flies | fly art
How to submit a pattern to GFF
The Graphite Fly Rod
Ninja Toe Biter
Fly Fishing the World
Review: Featuring John Barrett fishing different very attractive locations with celebrities like model Niki Taylor, musician Huey Lewis and actors Liam Neeson, Henry Winkler and others. Nice fishing, but a typical TV-show, including commercial breaks! But two entertaining DVDs with 3+ hours of video for less than 10 bucks is pretty hard to beat.
Read the review here
A New Look at the Grannom
Right hand or left hand?
The Mia Fly
Dog gone: Using dogs hair for flies is probably quite common. Most dog owning fly fisher have probably combed their dogs and been struck by the fact that dogs' hair would make a fine dubbing material. Photographer Mark Vagn Hansen did so with his dog Mia, and wound up tying a very productive pattern used for sea trout and - naturally - named it The Mia Fly.
Fishy photos: Isaias Nicolaevici
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