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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Txredraider] #11474038
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Welcome Bill. Nice to see you on here.


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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Davidj63] #11474053
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Originally Posted By: Davidj63
So what knot do I tie so I don't waste line, holds good etc...? Thanks!


If you are referring to the knot used to tie the fly to the leader, then the Improved Clinch is probably the most commonly used knot.


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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Davidj63] #11474201
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Originally Posted By: Davidj63
Newby here. New rod and reel from Cabela's. So what knot do I tie so I don't waste line, holds good etc...? Thanks!

Here are some ways to attach your leader to the fly line and a note on tippet rings.... Link.

Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Txredraider] #11474255
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Thanks Rex and fshng84! I can't wait to try it out!


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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Txredraider] #11474323
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Thanks Rex, never knew y'all were here. Just found it the other day.

David J I have tied the improved clinch not my whole life. It is a great knot. I also use the duncan loop. Not so much as a loop not all though that is a useful in many cases, but I can tie it in the dark if I can just get the line through the eye of the hook. With the improved clinch there are three times you need to be able to see. If you will practice the duncan you can learn to conserve line.

Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Txredraider] #11480862
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Thanks Bill, I'll take a look at those!



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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Bill Gammel] #11517984
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thanks Bill!


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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Txredraider] #11561776
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To Txredraider:
Thanks for you sharing.sir

Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Txredraider] #11561849
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Txredraider, I think you've done a very good thing.Thanks for you sharing.

Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Txredraider] #11739355
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Any idea what I am doing wrong. I manage to get the leader tied up in knots.


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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Txredraider] #11891821
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So, I've always wandered, do knots matter? I have been fly fishing close to a year now and I still can't tie a nail knot. I use the loop-to-loop knot to attach leader to fly line and improved clinch knot for hook to leader. I don't use tippet.

Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Garguy93] #11933511
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Originally Posted By: Garguy93
So, I've always wandered, do knots matter? I have been fly fishing close to a year now and I still can't tie a nail knot. I use the loop-to-loop knot to attach leader to fly line and improved clinch knot for hook to leader. I don't use tippet.


I couldnt figure out the nail knot with a nail, so I used the following video and a piece of hobby grade aluminum tube to tie my leader to my fly line.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlvIbFhuYcY

The double surgeon's knot is super easy. I'd recommend using tippet and this knot to improve the life of your leader.

(I change my fly 3-4 times at a minimum, so I would end up chewing through a lot of leader if I didnt use tippet)

Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Txredraider] #11969092
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this is exactly what i was looking for!!


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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Txredraider] #12951730
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My first post from a brand-new member:

I live on the Brazos River north of Granbury and after our recent rains the water bears a close resemblance to chocolate milk. Is there any point in even bothering when the water is this murky or are there certain flies that might help the fish find them?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Txredraider] #13000129
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This may have been mentioned somewhere in this 13-page long thread but I highly recommend the fly fishing books authored by Terry and Roxanne Wilson, in particular if you want or like to target warm water species.. Incredibly informative and educational for the newby to the experienced. So far I’ve read their Bluegill Diaries, their book on crappies and I’m currently in the middle of their largemouth bass book. I believe they also have a smallmouth book that I plan to pickup next.

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