When you’re on the water, you need a knot to attach a fly, a knot to connect tippet material, and a knot to put a loop in your leader. That’s all you need. Practice these knots at home and you’ll have more fun and less frustration when you get out on the water. (And, OK, if you like a loop knot to attach streamers and nymphs, you might also want to learn the Non-Slip Mono Loop, which you can find here.)
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Clinch knot? Seriously? Time to up your tippet-to-fly knot tying game:
Double Davy Knot using the “pinch method” – hands down superior in every way.
Easier. Faster. Stronger. Smaller footprint. Less waste. More reliable.
Surgeon’s Knot? Seriously? Time to up your tippet splicing knot game:
Infinity Tippet Knot is superior in every way.
Easier. Faster. Stronger. Less waste. More reliable.
And absolutely yes to “tug testing” all knots in a rig. This test will reveal visually undetectable knot and tippet failure points. Never don’t tug test your knots. If you don’t, the next big fish will!