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To tie the hooks/flies

The Must Clinch Davy Triléne Palomar Duncan Pitzen
Turle Harvey double Clinch  Clinch forcep        

To try

Trilene-duncan Offshore Homer Christophe 2 Double Turle  Jansik
Worl Fair Crawford Eugene Eight  For the small flies: Put a threader  

Make your leaders


Surgeon Wolf Droppers Double Grinner Double
Christophe 1  

Flyline leader or backing 

Needle or Nail

Albright Castwell   Constriction knot Flyline loop  

Make loops


Rapala Perfection (micro-loop) Loop in loop Dropper loop King loop Tippet ring
Backing or lines to reel.
Reel Arbor N°1 Arbor N°2        
 To master the knot  tying skill is an essential part of  the art of fishing. The knot, being on the hook, the swivel or the leader is the weakest link between you and the fish  and if one of these fails........ 
   41 knots tying are detailed, from the most popular to some lesser known which are worth trying.
In the following pages, tying is illustrated step by step, for the clearness of the photographs, I use cord and not monofilament .
The photograph opposite illustrates the clinch, to explain the steps, the following terms are defined: 
- Standing Line:  BF, the portion of the leader connecting the hook to the reel 
- Tag End : BL the end of the line used to build the knot and is trimmed  - - - -   The loops A, B...  
 Some rules which should be followed to guarantee the quality of a knot:  
- To learn the knot, start tying with a piece of small diameter rope, then with monofilament 
- Make sure that wraps do not overlap, because a nylon strand can cut through one another.  
- Lubricate (with saliva or water) before tightening the knot.  
- Tighten slowly by increasing the tension regularly, don’t draw swiftly.  
- After tightening , if the knot presents a defect, cut it up and start again 
- Take a good length of nylon to build the knot, a too short tag end make it difficult to go through a loop!  
- Trim the tag end with a nail cutter, do not cut too short, leave at least 1 to 2mm 
- Lastly, after a good fight with a trout, the knot of the hook and tippet are certainly weakened or the line
abraded by the teeth. Cut, change the tippet and redo the knots.  
 Click on a knot in the above table to get the step by step tying.
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