Know Your Knots

Know Your Knots

Author: Fly Fisherman Magazine
Published: November 2, 2021

All anglers know that fishing is an art. From the way in which you cast to the ties on your line. Intricate and artistic, the loops you create on your fishing line can make all the difference. Here are the nine knots Fly Fisherman Magazine suggests you perfect when getting out on the water.

“While tying a Bimini twist or a Duncan loop isn’t as exciting as fooling a large brown trout, it’s all part of the wonderful, complex world of fly fishing. What makes fly fishing so fascinating is the many interlocking facets, and the depths to which you can plunge into every single discipline. You don’t need specialty knots like the Albright knot or the slim beauty to get started; you can be a successful freshwater fly fisher with just the nine knots shown here.

Your backing, fly line, leader, tippet, and fly are all one continuous system, but unless you buy a preassembled package, each independent part must be connected by a knot.”


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