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Wondering how to tie a fly fishing knot? Well, tying fly fishing knots can be very easy and very difficult at the same time. It all depends on your ability to select the right knot for a particular activity as well as know to tie the knot.
You can rush to get your line in the water and so you end up tying a knot that isn't strong enough to catch an unexpected large fish. You can also take all your time tying your best knot but you don't know how to tie it properly. Whichever reason that drives you to tie the knot, what makes the greatest sense is the strength of the knot. It will dictate how your next fishing tale begins.
Poorly tied fishing knots will only lose you a great catch. In this article, there is the procedure if how to tie a fly fishing knot. The article should help you limit the stories you've heard about the knot that carried the day. Here are two common knots and how they are tied:
How to tie the arbor knot
This knot is the most common of all knots used in fly fishing. It is used to tighten the fly line to the reel's arbor. The procedure for tying this knot is very simple. You begin by wrapping the line around the spool. Next, you tie an overhand knot around the line. Count a few inches past the first knot and tie a second overhand knot. Lubricate the line and then pull the second knot so that it is tight enough. To make the knot tight, you can hold the spool using one hand and the line using the other hand and then you pull. Trim the end and load the reel with the line.
How to tie the knot for flies with bent eyes (turle knot)
This knot is used to attach flies to the line. You begin by passing the front end of the line through the fly's eye. Make two to three wraps around the standing line. Pass the front end through the loop that has been formed from the previous process. This will form an overhand knot. Pull this snug and then pass the fly through the remaining large loop. Lubricate it, tighten, and trim the excess line.
Three keys to tying successful knots
There are three keys to tying successful knots. If you look keenly on both types of knots, you can denote some common procedures. These are the procedures that determine whether or not you have made a successful knot. They are as follows:
Lubricate the knot: before you tie any knot, you must ensure that you lubricate it using water or saliva. Doing so will make sure that the knot slides and seats properly. Lubrication also helps in reducing the excess heat caused by friction, and which can weaken the monofilament.
Seat the knot: you need to ensure that you tighten your knots with a steady pull. Pull on the line to ensure that the knot holds. Let it be tight and secure. Don't risk to see it fail as your fish swims back into the water.
Trim neatly: use scissors to cut off excess material. Cut as near as possible to the knot but don't move too close to damage the knot.
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