This knot is used for splicing a spey line for loop to loop tips or customizing the rear of a scandi head or front of a skagit amongst other uses. It is also used a lot on shooting heads of all kinds. The loop is made out of 50 lb braided mono. Splice it back [...]
About DustinDustin is a lifelong angler who channels his passion for the sport into all aspects of his life. By trade, Dustin is the president/owner of Fishwest, Inc. Otherwise, he can often be found lost in thoughts of his next saltwater destination or the next time he can stand in steelhead waters casting a two-hander.
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With the craze of all the ladies putting feathers in their hair (see our recent post about this), we started thinking about all the materials we have in our fly tying department. Our findings…the fly tying selection also doubles as a fashion gold mine! As we stood looking at all the possibilities, we were overwhelmed [...]
This is another great and very strong loop knot. The non-slipping loop allows your fly to move freely and adds just a little more action than a traditional clinch type knot. This knot is extremely useful on heavy shock tippet. Tie an overhand knot in the line. Thread the tag through the eye of the [...]
Are you looking for an alternative to the Bimini Twist? The Triple Surgeon’s Loop works well. It is a quick easy knot to do in the field and get you back to fishing fast. Start by doubling the line over and creating a loop. Take the loop and add an overhand knot approximately where you [...]
The fly-tying-materials-in-your-hair-craze came front and center here today. These very nice girls came by looking for hackles, flashabou and fur to integrate into their hair. Much like a Tiger Muskie, they seemed to be attracted to the brighter, flashier colors. We called all of our fly tying supplies and got promptly laughed at when we [...]
We overheard a customer saying as he entered the shop: “I haven’t been in a fly shop in over three years, I just wanted to come in and smell it.”
The No-Slip Mono Loop Knot is used for tying on bigger flies so they have a little more action. A clinch-type knot grabs onto the eye and constrains movement. Sometimes a little more wiggle in your fly can make all the difference. Start by tying and overhand knot in your line (before you thread it [...]
This knot is perfect for tying a loop in the thick end of a new leader or in the end of a piece of butt-section. Create a loop in the line with the tag end going behind the main line. The tag should be out to the right of the loop. Bring the tag end [...]
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VIDEO: The boys got together for some sweet steelheading action. We were able to see our share of steelhead. They were happy to eat dry flies and lightly dressed patterns swung on dry lines. We would have been content to never come home, but colder weather wasn’t too far off….
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