Is There a Secret to Untangling Knots?

Is There a Secret to Untangling Knots?

Philip Monahan, from Midcurrent.com, answers a reader’s question:

Are there any secrets to untangling the other kind of common fly-fishing knots: the unintended ones you create because of wind or bad casting?

A knotty problem

Answer: Well, I don’t know about secrets, but there are certainly some untangling strategies that I learned during my guiding days. Read More »

Flats Crab

Flats Crab

Here’s an SBS of a nice easy to tie crab fly that’s great for bonefish, permit, reds etc…anything that eats a crab is going to eat this.

Materials:

  • Hook: Gamakatsu S10S-4H six 6-2/0
  • Thread: Tan 6/0 Uni thread
  • Weight: Lead or brass dumbbells to suit situation
  • Mouthparts: marabou
  • Claws: 4 hackle feathers
  • Eyes: burnt 30lb mono dipped in epoxy (ready made are fine too)
  • Body: EP fibres
  • Legs: round rubber or silli legs

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Fly Fishing Leaders

Fly Fishing Leaders

This article was originally from FlyfishUSA website (page now defunct). Note: The brands mentioned in this article are sold by FlyfishUSA.

Fly Fishing Leaders, their construction and formulae for trout, steelhead and salmon.

Understanding Fly Leaders

Hand tied leaders

Having an understanding of leader material and a practised knowledge of reliable fishing knots is as important to the angler as knowing how to cast. Read More »

Dimensioning Leaders with LeaderCalc

LeaderCalc is an online tool that allows you to calculate the section lengths of your knotted leaders based on a large number of leader formulas including some of the best known and most popular leader designs available.

The original version was a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet developed by Global FlyFisher partner Steve Schweitzer. Read More »