Attaching Leader to Fly Line

Getting a good connection between your leader and fly line makes for a far more enjoyable casting and fishing experience. The trick is, of course, knowing how to tie the two pieces of material together. This story from Louis Cahill at Gink & Gasoline goes into detail on how you can attach leader to fly line. Read the story here.

The Only Fishing Knots You Need

The latest entry in Tom Rosenbauer's new how-to video series is about the only three knots you need as an angler. Knots are often tough to get just right, but if you focus on the three presented in this video, you'll know all you need to be successful on the water. See All Orvis Learning Center Fly Fishing Video Lessons

The Backing Barrel Sighter

This story comes to us from Dom Swentosky, over at Troutbitten. The story details a style of tight-line sighter indicators Dom calls "Backing Barrel Sighters." Dom also says these might be the best sighters ever, for tight-line nymphing. Read the story here.

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.