Video: How to Tie the Slim Beauty Knot

This week for “Master Class Monday”—our new feature about taking your fly fishing skills to the next level—Pete Kutzer demonstrates the slim beauty knot. It was developed by noted . . .

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Video: How to Tie the San Diego Jam Knot

There are plenty of good knots to use when you’re chasing trout or warmwater species, but do you know which knot to use when you’re after serious big game? Orvis ambassador Conway . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Infinity Tippet Knot

Here’s a new video that was mentioned in the comments section yesterday, purporting to demonstrate an “obscure” knot. I will admit that I have never seen the very simple tying . . .

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Classic Pro Tip: How to Tie the Nail-less Nail Knot

Here’s a great demonstration of how to tie a nail knot when you don’t have a special tool or an actual nail. This comes in handy when you have to attach a leader to a fly line on the water. This isn’t a knot you’ll use every day, but when you need it, . . .

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Classic Video Tip: How to Tie a Non-Slip Loop Knot


The loop knot allows the fly to move through a larger range.

Most of us learn first how to tie on a fly by using a clinch knot, and perhaps later we move on to something fancier or simpler. But if you want to use a knot that really allows a fly to have the. . .

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