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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
Casts that Catch Fish
Ten Flies Simple Ties
Book Review: I'm sure newbies to fly tying feel an overwhelming sense of "what am I getting into?!?". Everything seems easy once you know how to do it, but that first step is always the most difficult. With "Ten Flies Simple Ties", Andrea and Glenn Van Benschoten are doing something about that.
Click here to read the review
Better pictures: One of the most common errors we see when we see people taking pictures is that they are looking down on their subject. If you want pictures, which grab attention and have impact a good way is to lower your stance. Bend, kneel, sit even lie down to get below your motif.
Going low will improve your photography
GFF staff tips
Juan Jose Serra
How simple can it get?
Braided sleeve and silicone tubing
Eyes from pearls
Listen up: A newly recorded podcast about distance casting and casting distance, made on the Danish coast by GFF partner Martin Joergensen who talks about casting while he fishes a bit. He also spends of time getting his dog under control (cows on the field behind them!) and loosing a fish.
So it sometimes goes.
Charlie's Bead Head Scud
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.