Fort Collins Beginner Fly Fishing Lessons: Must Know Knots

Today’s Blog PostFly Fishing KnotsTip #1: Get old fly line, about 24″, and practice while flying in planes, driving, watching TV, etc.  Do not tighten fly line. Tip #2: Buy cheapest monofilament line and repeat step #1 and tighten knots. Find…

Today's Blog Post

Fly Fishing Knots

Tip #1: Get old fly line, about 24", and practice while flying in planes, driving, watching TV, etc.  Do not tighten fly line. 

Tip #2: Buy cheapest monofilament line and repeat step #1 and tighten knots. Find a substitute for the hook, such as a large snap swivel (anything without a sharp pointed hook).   

Tip #3: Always cinch knots in linear north-south or east-west direction. I.E. don't pull one way with left hand and the other way with right hand.  Helps seat knots properly.  




The following are MUST know for fly fishing
  • Arbor: Backing line to spool
  • Albright: Backing line to fly line
  • Nail Knot: Fly line to monofilament
  • Perfection Loop: Monofilament to leader
  • Double Surgeon Loop: Monofilament to monofilament
  • Double Surgeons: Leader to tippet
  • Improved Clinch: Tippet to hook
Arbor