Tag Archives: fly-fishing knots

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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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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Tuesday Tip #1: 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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Classic Tip: Which Knot Should You Use to Tie on a Fly?


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Orvis Animated Knot Series can help you find the knot that works best for you.

The $60,000 question for many anglers is, “Which knot should I use to connect the fly to the tippet?” We all want the strongest possible connection we can get because the sickening feeling of breaking off a big fish can ruin a day on the water. Ingenious tinkerers have come up with many different knot options over the last. . .

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