THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO FLY FISHING KNOTS
This guide to fly fishing knots contains illustrated instructions to essential and other commonly used knots in fly fishing as well as a description of what each knot is used for.
If you don’t want to learn all of them, I recommend learning the first 6 knots, you really shouldn’t have any need for any more than those, but we included others just in case you might want to know how to tie those as well.
A few knots have become standard for attaching the various parts of the fly lines and backing, etc., together. Some of the knots that are known by most every fly angler are:
# 1. The Improved Clinch Knot which is commonly used to attach the fly to the leader.
# 2. The overhand slip knot or Arbor Knot which is used to attach the backing to the spool.
# 3. The Albright Knot which can be used to attach the fly line to the backing.
# 4. The Nail Knot which is used to attach the leader to the Fly Line.
# 5. A loop can then be tied at the end of this mono filament butt length using a Double Surgeon’s Knot
# 6. A Perfection Loop may in turn be connected via a loop-to-loop connection. The use of loop-to-loop connections between the fly line and the leader provides a quick and convenient way to change or replace a tapered leader.