Tag Archives: fly-fishing how-to

Video: How to Tie the Davy Knot and Double Davy Knot


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Davy Knot (bottom) is considerably less obtrusive than the standard Clinch Knot.

Last October, we posted a video on tying the Davy Knot by my friend Zach Matthews. With all due respect to Zach, the folks at Tightline productions have got higher. . .

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Tuesday Tips: Two Ways to Make a Loop for a Loop-to-Loop Connection


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here are a couple of quick-and-dirty videos, from the Fly Fishing Knots page on the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, that explain how to make a loop at the end of a piece of monofilament or fluorocarbon, for when you need to create a loop-to-loop connection—for instance, when you want to attach a leader to. . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: How to Communicate with Your Guide on the Saltwater Flats


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Using the clock face as a guide helps you quickly find your target.

When you’re standing on the bow of a flats boat, things can happen pretty fast. One of the keys to success is good communication with your guide. Because he (or she) is better trained and has a. . .

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Tuesday Tips: The Keys to Catching the Biggest Fish of Your Life

Written by: Matthew Calderaro


Calderaro hunted this awesome marble trout for a week on the Soca River.
Photo courtesy Matthew Calderaro

Catching big fish requires a fly angler to switch their mindset from fishing to hunting. If an angler can commit to this switch, the results can be fantastic and open a whole new world of. . .

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Top Posts of 2013, #4: How to Tie the Davy Knot


Written by: Phil Monahan

Editor’s Note: During this first full week of 2014, we’re counting down the Top 10 Posts of 2013. (Although, since the Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival is almost always the most-read post of each week, we’ll disqualify the F5 from this contest.) We’ll repost two of the Top 10 per day, leading up to our announcement of the most-read post, on Friday afternoon. So stay tuned all week to see what resonated most with Orvis Fly Fishing readers last year. Here’s #4, which offers a. . .

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