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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
The first (fishing) blog.... ever?
Fly Reel Blues
The GFF T-shirt
Tying instructions: Of the numerous videotapes available to aid and instruct the tyer in the various fly types, relatively few fall under the category of the streamer fly. For the streamer-fanatic, to have another tape available on the subject is a treat. Read Chris Del Plato's review of this new video by Mike Martinek.
Good, Bad, and Ugly
Salmon Flies: Having wrapped my share of thread over the years, I thought it was time to revisit a long held interest of mine - traditional salmon flies. My first attempt years ago was pretty disappointing, and I was hoping my skills had evolved enough for me to take that next step and produce a better result.
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The Bumble Bee
North Country flies on blind hooks
A Passion for Steelhead
GFF Summit 2006
Twist of Lemon
Swap: The second streamer swap to have originated from the forums on this site, Doug Saball's Marabou Streamer Swap was a great success! The theme for the swap was that participants would contribute an original or established streamer pattern which used marabou for the wing material.
See the patterns here
Sea Trout Secrets 5+6
Close to the surface
For some reason these illustrations and the text has become some of the most copied items on GFF ever... we can't really see why, but that seems to be the case. They have been used extensively all over the web without our permission. Because of this we have now overlayed all illustrations with the ugly green copyright text, making it just a bit more difficult to use the images without leaving traces of their origin. Leave no room for doubt: All this content is copyrighted! It can't be used anywhere else without our written permission.