Pro Tips: A Quick Way to Tie a Dropper Knot

The easiest way to add a second fly in a tandem rig is to attach the dropper line directly to the hook of the top fly. However, some anglers struggle a bit because the knot slips off the hook or . . .

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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 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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