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?
Answer: Well, I don’t know about secrets, but there are certainly some untangling strategies that I learned during my guiding days. Read More »
Furled leaders were invented in the 1700’s – woven by hand from silk or horse hair. Production technology eliminated their commercial availability and use. However, it has many advantages and dry fly fishers, as well as, saltwater anglers have revitalized their use. Read More »
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
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 »
“Today there are more choices than ever when it comes to tapered leaders and I think most people are content to use the manufactured, knot-less variety. But, as with fly tying, there’s a good bit of satisfaction and knowledge to be gained by building your own. Read More »
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.
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?”
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.