Category Archives: Knots

How to Tie a Perfection Loop

Tim Flagler departs from his regular fly pattern schedule this week to show How to Tie a Perfection Loop.   The Perfection Loop is most commonly used in butt sections and leaders to make for easy loop-to-loop connections, but it can also be …

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How to Tie the Non-Slip Loop Knot

Tim Flagler demonstrates the steps in tying the Non-Slip Loop Knot in this week’s featured video.   It’s not the easiest knot to tie, but it is absolutely worth the effort, says Flagler.  “It’s a knot that every fly fisherman–actually …

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How to Tie the Davy Knot

This week’s featured video shows you how to tie both the Davy Knot and the Improved (or Double) Davy Knot, small-profile knots that are easy to learn and perfect for flies size 18 and under.

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How to Build the Perfect Trout Leader

“Building a Leader” is the subject of this week’s featured video.  Tim Flager covers every step in the leader-assembly process for a 10-foot 4X leader, from segment measurement to knotting.

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Video: How and Why to Tie the Triple Figure-Eight Knot


Oliver White explains why streamer aficionados and anglers who use loop-to-loop knots with heavier pieces of mono or fluoro should consider using the Triple Figure-Eight knot.

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Video Hatch: How to Tie a Non-Slip Mono Loop Knot

The Colorado Department of Wildlife just published this video demonstrating how to tie a No-Slip Mono Loop knot (AKA Non-Slip Mono Loop or Kreh Loop Knot).  There are a few different variations of this knot, but all of them have … more

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New Gear: The "Invisaswivel"

Granted, most fly fishers don’t think of swivels as an essential part of rigging, but the new super-clear Invisaswivel from Aquateko is worth a second look if you’re the inquisitive type. It got us wondering why it’s taken so long … more

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Video Hatch: How to Measure Class and Shock for Saltwater Records

The International Game Fish Association just produced this short video on how to measure class and shock tippets to qualify catches for world records. As you can see from the video, the class tippet must be at least 15 inches …

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Knot Video: How to Tie a Nail Knot

If you’re in the mood for knots, Tim Flagler’s excellent video demonstration of how to tie a Nail Knot will have you tying (or re-tying) butt-to-fly-line connections in no time at all. Tim’s is a faster version — sometimes called …

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Does How You Thread a Fly Eye Matter?

Is there a right way to thread the tippet through the eye of a fly? That question from a MidCurrent reader elicited lively feedback from the experts we polled. It only matters when you tie a Turle knot, Montana guide … more

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