Santa Lucia Flyfishers

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Knots, etc.

There are, according to Google, over a half million websites discussing fishing knots, YouTube shows about 1,250 videos dealing with the same subject and the iPhone even has applications available, assuming you take your iPhone to the river! So, for anyone with Internet access, finding information (and misinformation!) on the subject of fishing knots is pretty easy, and I won’t pretend that I’ve looked at any great number of these resources. However, I have come across a few websites that seem particularly helpful, and they’re listed below.

This is the Orvis website that shows clear, easy-to-follow, illustrated step-by-step instructions as to how to tie various knots. I’d suggest the Non-Slip Mono Loop, Nail Knot, Surgeon’s Knot and Orvis Knot (as distinguished from the Orvis Tippet Knot) for your review.

This is a excellent two-part article by Art Sheck on knots for the tippet-to-fly connection, as well as some cogent general observations on knot tying.