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Fishing Knots

How to Tie the Albright Knot

Allan Shephard from Sportfish guides you through how to tie the strong albright fising knot. This is a great & simple way to attach you ... Full story

How to Tie a Grinner or Universal Fishing Knot

In this short video, Sportfish's Allan Shephard, shows you the basic steps on how to tie the grinner (also known as uni) fly fishing knot. Learn ... Full story

Arbor Knot

How to tie the Arbor Knot for fixing line or backing to the reel spool. A very quick way of attaching a new spool of backing or line to the 'arbor' or spool of a reel. Make sure to pull on the knot once completed to be sure it does not slip! ... Full story

Arbor Knot

Use: Attaching backing to reel.Description: Use the Arbor Knot to attach the end of the backing to the arbor or spool of a reel. Tying: 1. ... Full story

Nail knot

Use: Attaching backing to fly lineDescription: This is a good knot to use to attach the end of the backing to the fly line. It ... Full story

Surgeon's loop

Description: A very good knot for making a loop in the end of a length of nylon and is easy to tie. By tying a ... Full story

Needle knot

Use: Attaching backing to fly line. Description: This is a good knot to use to attach the end of the backing to ... Full story

Nail-less nail knot

Use: Attaching backing to fly line. Description: As no nail, tube or needle is required to tie this knot, it can be ... Full story

Blood knot

Use: Joining two lengths of leader material Description: A good knot for joining lengths of nylon, for example when making up leaders, ... Full story

Surgeon's or water knot

Use: Joining two lengths of leader material Description: The surgeon's knot or water knot is a good knot for joining lengths of ... Full story

Double grinner or uni knot

Use: Joining two lengths of leader material Description: This is an excellent knot for joining two lengths of nylon because the two ... Full story

Perfection loop

Description: The main benefit of this knot is that the loop formed lies directly in line with the main line. Tying: ... Full story

Loop to loop connection

Use: Joining two lengths of leader material Description: As well as using this method to join two lengths of nylon, it is ... Full story

Turle knot

Use: Tying on flies. Description: This knot is probably better with bigger flies where there is more room between the hackle or ... Full story

How to tie a Palomar knot

Use: Tying on flies.Description: Ranks alongside the Trilene knot as the strongest knot for attaching a fly to a tippet.Tying:1. Double about 150mm of the ... Full story

Double turle knot

Use: Tying on flies. Description: This is an improved and more secure version of the simple turle knot. Tying: ... Full story

Trilene knot

Use: Tying on flies. Description: This knot has the advantage that the tippet is passed twice through the eye of the hook ... Full story

Orvis knot

Use: Tying on flies. Description: Another good knot but without quite the same degree of ultimate strength as the Trilene or Palomar ... Full story

How to tie theTucked half blood knot or Improved clinch knot

Use: Tying on flies.Description: This is one of a number of knots to use to attach a fly to the end of the tippet. The ... Full story

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