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Knots

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.

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 every fisherman--should know how to tie."

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.

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.