We are often trying to learn new knots for fishing, boating or just around the home. Here is a short list of some knot terminology used at times when describing knotting or rope parts in general. One term we often come across for instance is the “standing end”. Now you will definitely know what a… Continue Reading Knot Terminology
There are a number of types of fly lines, one of the common differentiators of these is fly line density. Fly lines have different densities, each density is used for a different method of fly fishing. At the highest level, fly lines either float or sink. When we break it down a bit further we… Continue Reading Types of Fly Lines Explained
Here is a new knot to try – the Davy Knot. This knot is attributed to Davy Wotton, a fly fishing expert living in the United States.
It is very compact, making it a suitable knot for small flies. It is probably easier to tie than the famous Penny knot and It also uses very little tippet if tied carefully.
Tests have rated it as a bit more than 85% in terms of line strength, just a bit less than the Penny knot claims.
Give it a try and see what you think.
Any fly fisher worth their salt should already know these but they’re still useful to know if you’re a seasoned pro or a rank amateur. Most of these knots are from Grog’s Animated Knots. Better to know a knot and not need it, than need a knot and not know it. Backing to Fly Line… Continue Reading Knots, Leaders and Tippets