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: Need advice on Knots


CMDiesing
06-20-2007, 11:16 AM
Hello everyone!

I just purchased my first fly rod here is SW Florida. I am trying to attach my fly line to my leader. Im having trouble tying a knot with the larger fly line and the leader...It comes out looking like a jumbled mess.

Can anyone reccomend a good name of a knot I can use??

Thanks!

Dble Haul
06-20-2007, 12:14 PM
Do a web search for either nail knot or albright knot.....either will work, but the nail knot is much better for the application that you're describing.

Swalt
06-20-2007, 02:39 PM
The best investment you could make right now is to get a good book on knots and fly fishing line systems.
A couple good ones are

Practical Fishing Knots Mark Sosin & Lefty Kreh
Fly Casting Systems Bill Nash

Smcdermott
06-20-2007, 05:15 PM
The best investment you could make right now is to get a good book on knots and fly fishing line systems.
A couple good ones are

Practical Fishing Knots Mark Sosin & Lefty Kreh
Fly Casting Systems Bill Nash

Great suggestion. I have Practical Fishing Knots and still use it after 6 years of experience. I might also suggest LL Beans Saltwater Fly-Fishing Handbook by Lefty Kreh. A nice short read that will help you get started with most of the basics and less than $20.

Sean

RayStachelek
06-22-2007, 03:22 PM
Shucks........

RayStachelek
06-22-2007, 03:23 PM
http://www.animatedknots.com/indexfishing.php