Winter is a perfect time to refresh fly fishing knowledge. We have prepared a selection of knots for you, without which you simply can not go out. Perhaps you already know them, but it is always useful to refresh the memory.
The whole fly line consists of a backing, a mainline, a leader and a tippet. We put a fly on the tippet, so the knots we use for this purpose are attaching knots, and all the others are for joining two lines together. Below are some useful knots. It will pay off to every fisherman if he knows them.
Knots for attaching
The blood knot – is extremely easy, lyes well and is of a medium-size. It’s used by many anglers.
Davy knot – medium strong knot, suitable for extremely small flies, especially dry flies and fine nymphs.
The Surgeon’s loop is an extremely useful solution for fastening the backing to the reel. It is simple and powerful. There is also a double and triple version for larger spools.
Knots for joining
Surgeon’s knot – an extremely versatile and medium-sized knot is suitable for joining more pieces of leader and tippet that are similar in size. It is suitable for the manufacture of a leader with falling diameters.
With just a little exercise, all of these knots are extremely simple, but they also raise the ability of an angler to a higher level. Save this blog, because you may benefit from it – even in the field.
Which one is your favourite?