Does How You Thread a Fly Eye Matter?

May 4, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

threading_eye_150.jpgIs 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 Brant Oswald said. Dave Kumlien suggested that if you tie your flies on with a loop, it doesn’t matter. And Umpqua Feather Merchants’ Bruce Olson likened it to deciding “the best way to put a new roll of toilet paper on the spindle.” Read the entertaining responses gathered by Phil Monahan in this week’s “Fine Lines.”