Tip #19 How KNOT To Make Fly Fishing Easier!
Novice fly anglers as well as perhaps some old salts may benefit from this tip.
Quite often flyfishermen will tie a loop in the end of their flyline so that they can attach their leader. Some disadvantages in using this technique are more surface disturbance which can spook finicky fish and this bulky knot and loop tends to get hung up in the rod guides if you reel in too far and need to pull your flyline back through the tip.
There is a cool little product called "No Knot Eyelets" that are tiny barbed shafts with an eyelet on the end. These handy items are inserted into the center core of your flyline for providing a smooth, knot-free end to your line for attaching your leader.
They come in packets of two and are different sizes for different weight flylines. And I can assure you, the largest fish will never pull out one of these if they are sized properly for the right line and inserted correctly.
The come in a variety of package configurations. Here are a few I am aware of that I keep in my fly vest pocket.
Give these a try and you'll never go back to your old methods. A word of caution: Be sure to use the correct No Knot Eyelet size for the line weight you have or you will find it very difficult to insert a large eyelet in a small line. Use a small pair of pliers or needle-nose for gripping the eyelet securely and guiding it down the center of the flyline. Make sure the point does not exit the flyline and that the eyelet is run all the way to the line.
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