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: Why NOT to Improve Your Clinch Knot

The clinch knot must be the most written-about, talked-about, and argued-about knot in fly-fishing history. Topics have included: Is it really the strongest knot? How many wraps provide optimal strength? Should you always “improve the clinch knot?”

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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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Video Tutorial: How to Tie the Blood Knot

One of the cool things about knots is that there are usually several different ways to tie each one. The final product is the same, but how the tier gets there can change quite a bit. Here’s a great . . .

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