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Browsing the "Knots" Tag

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

The Perfection Loop won’t slip or hang up

Flager's videos offer the best instructions, uses only non-Kryptonite cost materials and never imposes with boring guy BS. [...]

April 10, 2019 RECENT, Slide

Reminder: The Fly Fishing Show – Edison, NJ

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 22, 2019 RECENT, Slide

Opinion: So far, the best leader system has been a hybrid

With no failures, I'm confident that a tapered leader combined with a tippet ring is the strongest, fastest to tie and most versatile system. [...]

October 17, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Setting it all up: Do you know how?

Boxed into setting up your reel with backing, fly line, and leader also means knots and materials that have different origins. Managing is easy via this video. [...]

July 3, 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

May the knots be with you

Being comfortable with a loop knot you've tied hundreds of times is to be confident it will hold. No matter, its all about seating the knot - think turns and coils. [...]

May 22, 2018 RECENT, Slide

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

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