Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "fly fishing knots" Tag

Opinion: Can you or can you “knot” look beyond your current view

Fishing knots are as personal as your written signature, but a better fishing knot can improve our catch statistics. Knots demand our most thoughtful scrutiny. [...]

August 30, 2019 FEATURE STORY, fly tying knots, Opinion, Slide

Don’t be a jerk-er

When our line breaks we automatically become forensically curious. If it broke in-line it was a nick - a squiggly pigtail, the knot failed. [...]

July 16, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide, tying knots

It’s not the uni-knot, it’s the Duncan Loop

There is no controversy regarding the Duncan Loop being the correct name of the loop knot that has universal relevance in fly fishing circles. [...]

June 11, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Florida, Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing History Makers, Slide

Product Review: RIO’s Fluoroflex Plus Tippet goes soft

The RIO Fluoroflex Plus Tippet is uncharacteristically supple. It communicates that with softer landings and cast delivery of the fly more slowly. [...]

May 30, 2019 Industry News, RECENT, Slide

Reminder: The Fly Fishing Show – Marlborough, MA

Each winter and spring, The Fly Fishing Show’s whistle stops around the country setting the pace for fly fishing the neighbors' pond and the globe [...]

January 14, 2019 RECENT, Slide

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