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Tying the Slim Beauty Knot for Saltwater Fly Fishing

The slim beauty knot is a shock tippet knot that is both easy and efficient on the water (when time is often of the essence). Watch another Slim Beauty Knot video: "Tying the Slim Beauty Knot" Read about the history of the Slim Beauty: "History of the 'Slim Beauty' Knot"

History of the “Slim Beauty” Knot

The Slim Beauty finds its origins in some of the inventive knot techniques developed by Captain Tom Pierce, a light-tackle guide in Key West, Florida, in the 1970s. Pierce wanted to improve upon the standard jam knots that were being used to connect Dacron to monofilament. He came up with idea of using a clinch knot behind a figure-eight knot, and later...