How To Tie A Fly Fishing Nail Knot
One of the concerns that most fishermen will definitely keep in mind is on how to tie a fly fishing nail knot. Fly fishing experience is fun and can be best enjoyed when you have a reliable fly rod with string that will not easily break off. The fly fishing nail knot is one of the most important knots that a fly fisherman should be skilled at. This knot provides a smooth finish which will let your leader slide through the hook and guides on your fly rod.
You will need:
- Needle or tube instead of nail
- Nail clippers for cutting
- Prepare all necessary materials. When tying a fly fishing nail knot, you need a nail or in replacement, a tube or needle for the angler. Nail clippers are used for cutting the excess string after you have tied the knot.
- Begin the fly fishing nail knot. This type of knot is commonly used to attach the leader to the fly line. Put a nail, needle of tube between the fly line and leader. Wrap the leader around itself, the nail and the fly line for about six to seven times. Move from left to right, just before the end of the fly line. Make sure that the loops are wrapped tight and close together. Pull the leader through the nail and bring it out on the other end. Now pull both ends of the fly line and leader without making the loops cross each other, while holding with fingers, remove the nail.
- Tighten the fly fishing nail knot you just have made. After you have successfully tightened your fly fishing nail knot, you can moisten the knot and tighten it down by pulling on both ends of the leader. And to finish it up, trim the tag end of the leader and fly line using nail clippers. You now have your fly rod and enjoy this pastime with your friends and loved ones.