Pike and tarpon seasons are upon us, and one of the quickest, easiest, and strongest knots for attaching a heavy bite tippet to your leader is the Improved Home Rhode Loop Knot. A legendary Florida fly fisherman and fly tier, Homer Rhode Jr. was possibly the first angler to ever land a permit and a bonefish on a fly. Click here for an excellent profile of Homer Rhode. In the video above, watch Pete Kutzer as he demonstrates how to tie this essential knot.
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