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The Blood Knot

July 29, 2009
Author: Trouts Staff

The blood knot is most commonly used for joining monofilament of similar diameters together.  Most people will use this knot instead of the classic double surgeons, as it tends to finish a bit cleaner.  When you first tie this knot you will a bit challenged and uncoordinated, but like any other knot, with practice you’ll quickly get the hang of it.

Step 1

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Lay the lines on top of one and other facing in opposite directions.   Cross one end over the other, and wrap this line three or four times around the other.  Then place the end of this line in the crotch or the V formed by the two lines.

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The Non-Slip Loop Knot

July 23, 2009
Author: Trouts Staff

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The Non-Slip Loop Knot is a must have for any freshwater or saltwater angler.  By creating a loop at the head of the fly, this knot allows for a more natural movement of the fly through the water.  So next time you’re throwing streamers from a drift boat, or crabs to tailing permit, use the Non-Slip Loop Knot to give yourself an added advantage.

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The Davy Knot

June 3, 2009
Author: Trouts Staff
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