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Nail Knot - This is one of the most widely used knots for flyfisherman. This knot is ideal for connecting backing line to fly line as well as for connecting leader butts to a fly-line point.


1.  Put down the fly line and leader with a nail in between.

2. Wrap the leader toward the end of the fly line, making 5-6
   wraps. Once you have done that pas the fly line through the
   loops.

3. Pull on both ends of the leader and fly line, and remove the
   nail. With the nail removed, pull tightly  on the lines

How to Tie a Fly Fishing Knot

Albright Knot - This is the preferred knot for connecting light monofilament to heavy. This knot can also be used for tying mono to wire cable or small single strand wire.


1. Take the heavier line, loop it, and put it between your thumb and index finger.
  Take the lighter line and put it through the loop created leaving about 8-10 inches.

2. Next loop the lighter line about 8-10 times from left to right. Make sure to keep the
   loops tight. Once you have finished making the wraps, pull the lighter line through
   the loop.

3. Pull the standing line while maintaining the wraps. Once you have the knot secure,
  clips the remaining lag on both sides
Arbor Knot - This is used to tie your backing to the reel.


1. Take the line and wrap it around your spool. Next tie a knot around the standing line.

2. Create another knot a couple inches from the first one you created.

3. Tighten the smaller knot and pull on the standing line sliding the first knot you created
   against the spool.

Blood Knot - This knot is used for connecting mono strands for tapered leaders. Very strong knot.



1. Put both pieces of monofilament across one another. Wrap one piece several
  times around the other finishing by bringing the end back trough the loop.

2. Now take the other line and do the exact same thing you did with the other end.

3. Pull both ends to make the knot tight.
Clinch Knot - This is one of the favored knots among anglers. It is used to tie the leader to the fly.

1.Thread the end of the leader through the hook-eye. Wrap the mone end 4=5 times
  around the standing line and pass the the line end back through the loop near the
  hook-eye.

2. Pull the standing leader making the knot tight
Non-Slip Knot- This knot's name says it all. It is extremely strong and almost has 100% line strength.



1. Create an over-hand knot, giving yourself roughly
   7 inches of lag. Take the tag end through the hook-eye
   and wrab it around 6-7 times.

2. Pass the line back trough the over-hand knot

3. Pull the ends to tighten the knot.
Surgeon's Knot- This is one of the best knots for joining two strands of monofilament line. It's primary use is attaching tippets to lighter leader tips.

1. Take the main line and the line you want to attach and lay them down
   parralel to each other with about 6 inches of overlap.

2. Take the overlapped lines together and from both ends create
   a loop by crossing them over. Next take the lines from one end
   and pass them through the formed loop, around, and back through
   again.

3. Pull both pieces away to tighten the knot. Make sure to moisten the
   knot and pull once again to complete the surgeon's knot.
Turle Knot- This knot is best when tying flies with turned-up or down eyes to leaders becaue the knot causes the leader to pull away from the hook-eye in a straight line.



1. Pass the leader end through the hook-eye. Tie an overhand knot
  around the standing part and for a loop.

2. Pass the fly through the loop

3. Make sure the fly is up against the hook-eye and tighten it down