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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
Denmark right now (not updated)
Make your own dubbing wax
The two Rangá's
Favorite Streamer Swap
Patterns:: There's nothing like a good fly swap to get the fly tying knuckles cracked, the creative juices flowing again. The reasons for joining a swap are many - but for me it's fun to tie flies for something other than my fly boxes, and I truly enjoy the friendship and comraderie that comes with participating in a swap. It's not about who ties the best flies or who has the best feathers.
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Fly Tying Videos
Rivers of a Lost Coast
Review: If documentary style is one tendency in fishing video, this is the ultimate example. A deep and profound look at Northern California's fabled and once fabulous steelhead fishing seen through historic pictures, film clips from then and now and the spoken word of a large number of experts.
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Merry Christmas 2012
Larger than life: This book reads "Memories, Mangrove and Magic" on the cover, and all that is well represented inside. The book is a beautiful journey in pictures, drawings and text through Flip Pallot's amazing fly-fishing adventures in places that most of us can only dream to go.
Read Martin Joergensen's review here.
Nymph Fly-Tying Techniques
My first flies
Dyeing and Bleaching
Review: This is a real classic written by the renown fly tyer and tying book author AK Best. The book was overhauled in 2004 and reprinted in a second edition with color images. It's the bible when it comes to dying fly tying materials, and is extremely thorough and useful - even for those that have no plans of dying, but just want to treat their materials as well as possible.
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