There are lots of knots for fly fishers to make use of, for quite a lot of functions. However if you wish to get began within the sport, you actually solely want two sorts of knots: one to attach the tippet to the fly and one so as to add a tippet to a pacesetter. On this video, Dave Lovell of Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Colorado, demonstrates the 2 knots that he makes use of greater than any others–the clinch knot and the double surgeon’s knot.
The subsequent step is to be taught the improved clinch knot, which helps for flies constructed on heavier hooks. When you’ve mastered these easy connections, you may start increasing your repertoire of knots for particular functions and conditions. (For the report, I favor the blood knot to the double surgeon’s, however they each get the job completed.)