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, you’ll really need it. So learn this and commit it to memory. Someday, you’ll thank yourself. (Hat tip: Midcurrent.)
6 thoughts on “Classic Pro Tip: How to Tie the Nail-less Nail Knot”
fantastic will practice until the cows come home to teach my mates
fantastic will practice until the cowa come home to teach my mates
Bull! Anyone can tie it on a large dowel. Try it on a flexible fly line with a stiff leader butt while sitting on a rock. I’ll take my chances losing the tool rather than go through that frustration.
Come on Wayne, have a little self-confidence. I have but 8 fingers and John’s method translates nicely for me. Yep, my 8 fingers and my 2 opposable thumbs do the trick! Fare thee well, sir.
A simple Uni-Knot is really all you need. Superior to a Nail Knot in every way.