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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
Hyperclomplete guide to fly tying
Beginners: There are many intended uses for this guide, namely as reference to ensure you have a fairly complete compendium as to what you will need to get started in flytying or to use when dropping the perfect holiday gift hint. But more importantly, it is meant for the budding fly tyer, in hopes that the years of wisdom gained through trial and error from myself and my tying buddies will steer the newcomer down the right path
Fly Fishing for Bonefish
A Passion for Tarpon
Hackle for streamers
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.K.'s Fly Box
Best: A.K. should be fairly well known. The term 'production fly tyer' is very suitable for him. He counts his flies in hundreds of dozens and has before demonstrated his ability to write books about this kind of tying.
In this book he reveals the contents of his own fly boxes. They contain a lot of brown trout flies - no salt water patterns, no poppers, no bass flies. There are a few hoppers and ants, but apart from that it's mayflies, stoneflies a caddises.
Faults & Fixes
Coloring Raw Tubes
The Chicken or Pasta Fly
Easy tie: Pike fishing requires large flies, and they are not nice to cast! GFF partner Martin Joergeensen has improvised over some well known salt water patterns and made them into a fly, which is light, large, easy to tie and still acceptable to cast on a 7 weight rod.
See how to tie a Splayed-a-live-pike-fly.
The Journey Begins
Mug shots: Danish Fly Festival 1997, Gallery The Danish Fly Festival attracted both 'actors' and audience from many places. Here are a few pictures with impressions from the successful arrangement. All the pictures were taken with a digital camera and many were put online on the web during the Festival.
Quest: This is a first! GFF partner Martin Joergensen read many books, which he had a hard time putting down, but never a fishing book. Not until this one at least. Bob "Bubba" Rich has managed to spellbind him with the story about the quest of getting into the Met Hall of Fame.
Read why this book earns a Global Class review.
Steaming your materials
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.