Fly Fishing Knots and Knot Tying.
In recent times, fly fishing has earned
the status of a real sport. It is different in many ways from
conventional fishing. There are quite a few choices to be made
regarding the equipment you will use, depending on, the
weather, the water depth, the current, the kind of fish
you're after and so on. Also, you
will need to master several different tactics to become
successful in fly fishing. For instance, there are many different types of knot
which can be used in fly fishing and it’s important to
choose the right knot for each application. It’s even more
important to tie it correctly and securely.
Always test your fly
fishing knots before you use them. It's also a good idea is to
lubricate a knot with water or saliva before tightening.
This willgive you a much more secure knot. If
the knots are not fully tightened you may end up with fish
escaping, sometimes along with your fly and leader. When a
knot shows sign of wear and tear it needs to be replaced. It
is quite disheartening to see a big trophy fish escaping and
swimming away because of a loosely tied knot.
You do not need to master every type
of fly fishing knot. A few fairly basic ones can serve you
well. Once you are comfortable with a particular type of
knot then you should stick to it. You could search the
Internet and find hundreds of fly fishing knots. But which
of these should you choose? Which are the easiest to tie?
A few of the fly fishing knots you may
want to learn are, the albright knot, double surgeons knot,
improved clinch knot and nail knot. These and many others
are shown with step by step instructions and illustrations
in a free bonus e-book on this website. They are shown in a
way that makes them very easy to learn and remember.
Once you’ve acquired the skills needed
to tie fly fishing knots correctly you’ll be able to use
them even in low light conditions. If you want to be a
serious fly fisherman this is a technique you will need to
master. Before you know it you’ll be catching Largemouth
Bass, Cutthroat, Rainbow trout, Brook Trout etc.
All the knots you'll ever need can be
found on this website, in a free bonus e-book as part of
William Carter's "Flyfishing Unleashed"