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 » “Dimensioning Leaders with LeaderCalc”
You enter a store that specialises in fly rods. Your aim – to purchase your first fly rod. The store owner approaches and describes the brilliant fishing to be had in the mountain streams. “Wow”, you exclaim. “What rod would you recommend if I go up there?” “This is the rod for you”, he pronounces.
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.
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”.
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.