Tag Archives: fly-fishing knots

Classic Tuesday Tip: How to Tie the Nail-less Nail Knot


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a great demonstration of how to tie a nail knot when you don’t have a special tool or an actual nail. This comes in handy when you have to attach a leader to a fly line on the water. This isn’t a knot you’ll use every day, but when you need it, . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Tie the Davy and Double Davy Knots


Written by: Phil Monahan

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

A couple years ago, 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 production. . .

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Classic Pro Tip: A Better Way to Rig Droppers

Written by: Cliff Weisse, Three Rivers Ranch


The common method of attaching the dropper tippet to the bend of the hook in front, poses some problems.
Illustrations by Cliff Weisse

Here’s a simple solution for one of the most common problems I’ve encountered when fishing droppers. Dropper tippets are typically tied off the bend of the hook. This is true whether. . .

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Classic Video Tip: How to Tie a Non-Slip Loop Knot


Written by: Phil Monahan

The loop knot allows the fly to move through a larger range.

Most of us learn first how to tie on a fly by using a clinch knot, and perhaps later we move on to something fancier or simpler. But if you want to use a knot that really allows a fly to have the. . .

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