The Albright knot is a quick and relatively easy way to create a strong, smooth connection between your backing and your fly line. Developed by legendary Florida Keys guide Jimmie Albright in the 1940s, the knot has never gone out of style. The video above, from Ole Florida Fly Shop , is a clear demonstration of the tying process. I always make 10 turns, rather than the 8 to 10 suggested here. (The animated video below, from Angling Knots, suggests 6 to 10.) Many anglers also coat the knot with flexible waterproof cement, to help the knot go through the guides more easily.