Video: How to Make a Proper Loop-to-Loop Connection

One of the most important modern-day connections in fly fishing, the loop-to-loop connection is used for a variety of applications. However, the most common use is the junction between the welded loop on your fly line and the loop in the . . .

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Video Pro Tip: How to Tie the Blood Knot

I’m going to state right off the bat that, when it comes to joining pieces of monofilament, I am a blood-knot guy. There are several reasons: It’s the knot I learned first, and I’ve tied it enough that I can tie. . .

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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: 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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