Video Pro Tip: How to Tie a Quick Dropper Knot

Here’s a short how-to video from Zach Matthews, editor of The Itinerant Angler website, in which he describes a quick, neat method to tie the clinch knot required to attach a dropper line to the bend of a hook. Years ago, I learned a different method from a guide on Utah’s Green River. (See below.) Either way, the ability to make this knot quickly means you’ll get your flies in the water sooner—after re-rigging to change flies or because of a break-off—giving yourself a better chance of catching fish.