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.
Capt. Mel's Tube Knot
Fly fishing knots
Small Fry, 9
Thoughts on Knots: Knots have challenged author ron P. swegman all his life. When he was a preschool boy, he demanded his mom buy him "buckle shoes" because he just could not get the hang of shoestrings.He reflects further over knots in this latest chapter of the online novel "Small Fry".
Knots to tie and not to tie.
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Knots and ©
Reel, 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.
Strike Indicator Scientology
A GFF Exclusive!: This article is the premier in a new series: "Nymphing From Top-to-Bottom: The Untold Secrets". Starting on top, strike indicators aren't just flyfishing bobbers; they do much more, if you know the secrets! Learn an exclusive trick from GFF partner Steve Schweitzer along with
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Knots for the fly fisherman
Illustrated knot table
Tying: A 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.
Using the loop system
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