Backing to fly reel
Backing to fly line
Fly line to leader
Leader to tippet
Tippet to fly
Nail (tube) knot - use this to tie 6-8" butt section.
Perfection loop - Option A: use to tie loop in above butt section
Surgeon's loop - Option B: use to tie loop in above butt section
Loop-to-loop - use to connect mono loop to leader
Nail (tube) knot
Tippet to fly
Selecting the right knot can be the key to your success. Here are some basic tips when tying your knots.
1. Lubrication, lubrication, lubrication. before you pull your knots
tight lube them up with mother's cleaner - saliva. This will help
decrease excessive heat from friction that may occur while
tighten your knots.
3. Trim your knots neat and close. This will prevent a great deal of headaches and will help improve your fly's presentation.
Knot diagrams, text, and illustration are used by permission
courtesy of www.orvis.com
Fly line to monofilament loop
2. Make sure your knots are snug. Pull your knots tight to make sure they secure and seated properly. Test them now before you loose that trophy.
4. Tie often! Knots will get nicked and weaken, retie often.
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