Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "Knots" Tag

Perfection is by any other name still perfect

We've been taught the Non-Slip Loop Knot for free swimming a fly, but a better loop knot, and a better knot for free swimming a fly try the Perfection Loop Knot as shown. [...]

September 17, 2019 fly tying knots, Knots, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Tying the Haywire Twist is the tricky part, not the Albright Knot connection

The Albright combining with the Haywire Twist is synonymous with the Keys' most famous guide, Jimmy Albright. [...]

September 11, 2019 Fly Fishing, fly tying knots, Knots, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, tying knots

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