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Knots

Leaders for Coho Salmon

This video from Pacific Angler TV is a good look at different leader setups you can use while chasing coho salmon.

5 Reasons to Use the Uni Knot

The merits of various line tapers, rod tapers, and knots will always be sources of endless debate among fly anglers. Kent Klewein decided to weigh in recently, with his list of 5 reasons that he uses the Uni knot for trout fishing. You can read the post in full here.

Emergency Line Splicing

Louis Cahill recently wrote a piece that resonated pretty well with me. Cracked or broken fly line can end a day on the water, and it's happened to me more often than I'd like to admit. If you've ever been in that position before, you'll want to read through Cahill's piece.

Blood Knot vs. Triple Surgeon’s Knot

As Phil Monahan writes, “The debate over the relative values and strengths of the blood knot and the triple surgeon’s knot has raged for decades.” Learn why Joe Rotter from Red’s Fly Shop uses both in these instructional videos.

Video Hatch: "Why Not to Use an 'Improved' Clinch Knot"

In this video, Joe Rotter from Red’s Fly Shop, makes the case for the un-improved clinch knot.

Video Hatch: “How To Tie The Uni Knot”

In this how-to video from Salt Strong, learn to tie the Uni Knot. “The Uni Knot is so useful because it can be tied directly to a hook or used for a line to line knot (the double uni knot)."

Video Hatch: “3 Fly Fishing Knots You Need To Know”

In this video from GearJunkie, the folks at Denver Outfitters outline the top three knots every angler should know: the handshake knot, double surgeon’s knot, and clinch knot.

Video Hatch: “Perfection Loop”

In this video, learn to tie the perfection loop knot. Via Huge Fly Fisherman.

Video: How to Tie a Uni-Knot

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie aUni-Knotin this week's featured video. "The Uni Knot may be the most versatile fishing knot there is," says Flagler. In the video he shows not only how to use the knot to tie tippet to hook, but also how to use it to create a loop for attaching dropper fly rigs and for connecting two pieces of leader material.

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 used to attachflies, particularly streamers that benefit from a wide range of motion.