Fly-Fishing Knots and Connections

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You've come to fish at the right time, selected the correct lure, made the perfect presentation, and the fish of your lifetime has taken your offering. Your chances for fighting and landing it are now as strong as the weakest link in the line between your reel and the fish. Is now the time to wonder whether the materials you selected and the knots you tied were the best choice for the conditions?
In Fly-Fishing Knots and Connections, legendary fly fisherman Lefty Kreh tells ...

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Overview

You've come to fish at the right time, selected the correct lure, made the perfect presentation, and the fish of your lifetime has taken your offering. Your chances for fighting and landing it are now as strong as the weakest link in the line between your reel and the fish. Is now the time to wonder whether the materials you selected and the knots you tied were the best choice for the conditions?
In Fly-Fishing Knots and Connections, legendary fly fisherman Lefty Kreh tells anglers everything they need to know about what may be the most crucial aspect of successful angling-the connections between the reel, backing, fly line, leader, and tippet. Lefty's years of painstaking research and testing pay off with hard and fast rules as he shows:
- The fundamentals of tying all knots
- The nine most important knots every angler should know
- How to connect fly to tippet, tippet to leader, leader to line, line to backing, and backing to reel
- The finer points of shooting-head-type fly lines
- How to build leaders for freshwater and saltwater applications
- How to use "bite" or "shock" tippets
- How to tie droppers

Anglers of all skill levels will find Fly-Fishing Knots and Connections a compact, handy, and indispensable reference that they will consult over and over again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592283118
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 897,350
  • Product dimensions: 4.98 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Lefty Kreh is an internationally known and respected master in the field of fly fishing. He has taught fly-casting and fly-fishing techniques since the 1950s, and he has fished in all fifty states, every province in Canada, Iceland, and much of Europe, South America, and the South Pacific. Lefty is the author of Presenting the Fly, Fly Fishing in Salt Water, Saltwater Fly Patterns, Practical Fishing Knots, Solving Casting Problems, and 101 Fly-Fishing Tips. He lives in Maryland.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Glossary 9
Tying the Nine Essential Knots 13
Knot Tying Fundamentals 13
The Nine Essential Knots 19
Backing Tips and Tricks 59
Backing Tips 59
Some Backing Tricks 64
Fly Line Connections 69
Connecting Backing to Fly Line 69
Connecting the Fly Line to the Leader 70
Connections to Modify Fly Lines 82
Shooting Heads 89
A Word about Shooting Heads 89
Connecting Shooting Heads and Shooting Lines 92
Modifying Shooting Heads 96
Connections to Modify Leaders 103
The Basic Tapered Leader 103
The Dry-Fly Leader 106
Basic Saltwater and Freshwater Leader with Bite Tippet 110
Special Saltwater Leader with Bite Tippet 114
Connecting the Bite Leader to the Fly 115
Adding Droppers to the Leader 120
Index 124
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