Video Pro Tips: How to Tie a Double Surgeon’s Knot

The folks at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver have launched an educational video series hosted by director of education and guide Courtney Despos–who appeared on Tom Rosenbauer’s podcast a couple years ago–who walks you through some of the basic skills required to get started in fly fishing. Here, she teaches you how to create a a double surgeon’s knot, which allows you to connect two pieces of monofilament or fluorocarbon of different diameters. It’s a great knot for adding tippet to the end of a leader.

3 thoughts on “Video Pro Tips: How to Tie a Double Surgeon’s Knot”

  1. Um, that’s a regular surgeon’s knot, not a double. If only one turn were used, it would be a simple overhand knot- and “knot” very strong.


  2. The best (easiest, fastest, strongest) tippet splicing knot available is the relatively new Infinity tippet knot.
    It’s a figure-8 configuration similar to the Orvis tippet knot but just that much faster and easier to tie, especially under on-stream conditions. Give it a try and you’ll never look back.

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