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Browsing the "Knots" Tag

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

Knots: The importance of being earnest about them

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 [...]

November 6, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Wanna grow your game? Think Versi & Poly leaders and sink tips on 9-footers

Take advantage of different kinds of fly lines, backing and, of course, added Versi & Poly leaders and sink tips. [...]

October 3, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Do you know how to do this?

Zach Matthews, The Itinerant Angler, is an Atlanta lawyer with a fly fishing addiction. He's been published in national fly fishing magazines [...]

August 31, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Seaguar Knot – terminal fluoro shock

Fluorocarbon line has become very popular in the dozen or so years, and is now accepted worldwide by angler’s of any persuasion. [...]

September 28, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Knots: Two guide tested uses of the figure 8 that make great connections

Fly fishing success has a lot to do with knots: how they pass through guides, how well they are tied and seated, choice of knots as that relates to materials, speediness of tie, and pound test breaking strength versus animal [...]

May 20, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Gear Review: Tie-Fast Tool saves time and peace of mind

For under $10 you can be assured that several quickly tied knots, Nail Knots, Bood Knot-like nail knots, snelled hooks, terminal to fly knot will al be failsafe; everytime [...]

January 12, 2016 Gear Review, RECENT, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Everyone should know the non-slip loop knot

The non-slip loop knot is easy to tie in just 6 steps. This terminal knot can be used in fly fishing or with conventional lures and poppers. [...]

January 11, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Knots: A 100% knot for big game fish borrowed from alpine climbers’ playbook

The simplicity of tying the Figure 8 Loop Knot is not its only value. It is a 100% knot and performs like a Non Slip Loop Knot, which lets the fly swim naturally. The knot also can be tied using [...]

November 13, 2015 FEATURE STORY, 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