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First published June 15th 2011 - A couple of years ago
Fly fishing knots
The best knots for fly fishing, backing to fly line, fly mine to leader, leader to tippet and tippet to fly. The strongest knots. The easiest knots.
The only knotTying: This is definitely going to get me in trouble! But I guarantee you that if you learn this knot you will be able to get very far in almost all kinds of flyfishing. Use this for your daily knotting and use loops for the rest (backing to fly line, fly line to leader), and you will be able to make it through many, many fishing days.
See which one it is here.
First setupReel, backing, line, leader: Most of us know how, but this article is for the ones who never set up a fly reel from scratch. See which knots will work where and what type and amount of backing you most probably want. Start with this simple trout setup, and you can expand to other types.
Learn the trick of the trade here.
Fly fishing leaders and tippetsLines: Leaders fall in several categories. These all serve the same purpose: transmitting the energy fra the fly line to the fly in a gentle, yet firm way. The different types each have their advantages and disadvantages, and selecting one is often a question of compromises.