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Knots, do-overs, kinky swirls, and the stuff we’re told

Attaching a fly to your tippet is as important as the fly you chose and the water you selected to fish. Don’t rush the job or treat it as a distraction - operator error is why knots fail [...]

October 18, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

May the knots be with you

The knot choice made to tie a fly onto the tippet is only and always about the action you want out of the fly. If a toothy animal it’s a wire knot, if not, your call [...]

June 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Better rigging is worth the price of learning

Tying the perfection loop is easy to learn, but "remembering" its one critical step takes a half dozen tries. Once mastered, it can be tied in a storm [...]

April 9, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Tenkara knots teach us about simplicity

While not for everyone and not for every species, Tenkara has merits worth embracing. Its knot system is one of those meritorious aspects. The video will give you "ideas" [...]

September 15, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Advice: Blood Knot subdued by a tooth pick, a pre-tied knot or a metal tool

Although the blood knot is generally relegated to fresh water angling, it does find its way into light tackle fly angling in the salt as well. Here are a few easier ways to tie it. [...]

April 18, 2016 Advice, RECENT, Slide

Knots: In fly fishing the value of knots cannot be overstated

In a survey about why people who like to fish generally don't migrate to fly fishing, the two biggest reasons were difficulty with casting and knots. [...]

October 8, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Knots: Many terminal knots perform more than one function

Cool info from RIO, suggesting what type of fishing each terminal knot is best suited for, and Instron measured break strength for each knot. [...]

August 26, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos