The final knot needed to put it all together is the Improved Clinch Knot, which we recommend for tying a fly to your tippet. This is an easy fly fishing knot to tie and can be used for just about any diameter line.The turle knot is also very good, especially on dry flies as it helps them ride upright on the drift. We will cover the Turle Knot later.
Step 1 - Insert 5" to 6" of tippet through the hook eye. Make five turns with the tag end around the
standing part of the tippet, winding away from the hook
Step 2 - Push the tag end through the opening between the hook eye and the first wrap. This creates an open tippet loop over the wraps. Push the tag end through this open loop and pull slightly until the knot begins to close.
Step 3 -Moisten the knot area. Alternately
pull on the standing portion of the tippet and the hook until the knot snug's up against the hook eye. Trim the tag end.
You have securely joined all the pieces of your tackle system -backing, line, leader, tippet and fly -and you have learned the basic knots of fly-fishing. The most important of these is the Improved Clinch Knot -the one you use to tie on your flies -because you will use it the most. So make sure you can do this one easily under any condition. Heavy winds, poor light and toughest of all, when that big fish is working the shallows!
Click on a Link Below to view the appropriate fly-fishing knots
(1) Arbor Knot - Used to for connecting your backing to the fly reel.
(2) Albright Knot - For connecting your fly line to your backing.
(3) Nail Knot - For connecting your leader to your fly line.
(4) Double Surgeons Knot - Used to connect your tippet to your leader.
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