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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
My book obsession
5000 fly-fishing videos!
Doing the Limbata
Fishy photos: Nikola Novovic
Listen up: Night fishing for sea trout is one of Martin's favorite types of fishing. In this podcast he will take you on a night fishing trip and let you get some of the impressions that he got during the dark hours of a night on the Swedish coast.
Guitar blues, nightingales and fishing talk heard here
East Branch Rod
The Underwater World of Trout
Jan's Giant Buzzers
Listen up: A small podcast from Martin Joergensen while he's packing for a weekend fishing trip. Thoughts about various preparations, practical advice about packing, getting rods, reels and lines ready and bringing fly tying stuff. Including coffee brewing and the whole works!
Get the gurgling sounds here.
Not a bitter pill: Martin started using the Bonefish Bitters while fishing on his own in Mexico. He writes: "I continued using my Bitters and caught many more fish on them the following days. After two weeks of fishing I felt like a champion and was very satisfied with myself."
Learn to tie the pattern here
GFF partner Bob Petti, USA
Crayfish: Steve Schweitzer is at it again. He just can't stay away from those chick-a-bou feathers. Maybe it's because chick-a-bou is so versatile and incredibly buggy looking. After tying up four variations of a crawdad pattern, he finally found what worked best. See what he caught on his latest addition to the Tabou Series of flies and
learn how to tie the Tabou Daddy.
Catalog of fly patterns (outdated)
One Mallard Shrimp
Classic: Magnus is a 'classic' on the Danish coast. This small anonymous fly and its very similar brothers the Frede, Sandshrimp and many others, are probably the most catching flies on the coasts of Denmark. The eyes and the palmer hackle are the prime characteristics of the Magnus, which is mostly used in clear water.
Rule no. 2
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Classic Michigan Flies
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