knot tying

  • Fishing Trout Talk

    Tip – Knots

    Now that fishing season has slowed, it’s a great time to sit in front of a warm fire and practice your knots. Far Bank’s Simon Gawesworth walks us through knots we use regularly and knots we might use just once or twice. No matter which knots you prefer, it pays to practice them during the…

  • The True Cast Trout Talk

    The True Cast: Wanna fly fish? DON’T tie yourself up in knots.

    Before getting into specifics, it’s worth pointing out one fundamental truth: a well-tied knot is far more effective than any fancy knot recipe.

    A number of years back, Scientific Anglers completed a study of “people who expressed interest in fly fishing but didn’t quite engage,” asking them what the main obstacles were that prevented them from getting over the proverbial hump. It boiled down to two things. First was casting – some thought making fancy loops was a…