Pro Tips: Secrets of a Knot Junkie

It was on my first saltwater trip to the Everglades that I came to understand the importance of tying good knots. I had made the long trip from northern New York to Flamingo with one of my college professors (and fishing buddies) to chase snook, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Steve Huff “Double Figure 8” Knot

You ever wonder what knot big-tarpon hunters use? Here’s a cool tutorial on how to tie the “Double Figure 8” knot, popularized by legendary Florida guide Steve Huff. I put “Double Figure 8” in quotes because this knot bears no relation to the figure-8 knot . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Tie the Davy and Double Davy Knots


The Davy Knot (bottom) is considerably less obtrusive than the standard Clinch Knot.

A couple years ago, we posted a video on tying the Davy Knot by my friend Zach Matthews. With all due respect to Zach, the folks at Tightline productions have got higher production. . .

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Video Pro Tips: Blood Knot or Triple Surgeon’s Knot?

The debate over the relative values and strengths of the blood knot and the triple surgeon’s knot has raged for decades. Both knots are designed to connect two pieces of monofilament–when building a leader or adding a tippet–but blood-knot evangelists . . .

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Video: Clinch Knot vs. Improved Clinch Knot

The first knot that most anglers learn is the clinch knot, and then they move on to the improved clinch. But is the latter always better than the former? I mean, it does say “improved” right in . . .

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