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
...here, nothing there: Sometimes trout and grayling sip "nothing" from the surface. You have tried the smallest parachute in your fly box - size 18. What they are taking is much smaller. You look again into your fly box, and right - there is no "Nothing" there.
Fill up your fly box with nothing here
The two Rangá's
It should be no secret that I'm a great fan of muddlers. These functional, characteristic and very beautiful flies that I connect directly with my favorite kind of fishing: night fishing for sea trout in the ocean. The technique used for tying them has always fascinated me, and although I do tie a lot of them, I still have a lot to learn in respect to spinning deer hair.
Answers: Coming from the hands of one part of the pair behind the fabulous video Tâpam - Daniel Göz - this time teaming up with fellow countryman Anton Hamacher, we thought it would be suitable to contact the duo and inquire about the background and process of making the video Gaula - River of Silver & Gold.
Read their replies here
This is Denmark
Cut, cut: Martin Joergensen writes: "I always wanted one of these tools. I have seen them used at fly tying shows and by a few tyers elsewhere, and found the tool to be an excellent companion for the lazy and sloppy fly tyer. Just my kind of tool!"
Read his review of the tool that burns material here
Fisker tube tool
Bonefishing theme: This small treatise will introduce you to the parts of its natural history, which are most interesting to fly anglers. Learn about the bonefish habitats, their diet and what other things might help you get a better picture of the ghost of the flats.
Get wiser by reading the article
Book column November 2000
Tube theme: If you think that a tube for a tube fly is a cylindrical piece of plastic, then you are in for a surprise. This article will present more tube styles than most fly tyers ever imagined, and probably teach even seasoned tubers a thing or two.
Read this first article in the GFF tube fly theme.
The Source - Tasmania
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.
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