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Fly Fishing Knots No. 7 - The Slip Knot

Showing how to tie a simple knot for attaching fly to leader line

The diagram below shows the main connecting knots in fly fishing, i.e. from reel to backing line; backing line to fly line; fly line to fly leader; fly leader to fly, with the addition of a dropper to attach a second fly.

Click on the numbered black dots to see illustrated instructions on how to tie each knot in the series

Fly Reel Knot Fly Line Backing Knot Gray's Loop Loop-to-Loop Knot Perfection Loop Knot Water Knot Fishing Slip Knot Fly Fishing Knots

click a dot to select a knot

 

Slip Knot - Tying Fly to Leader

This is a simply tied knot for attaching the fly to the leader, as illustrated below.

Slip Knot - attaching fly or hook to line

I have used this knot for many years as an alternative to the half - blood knot. It is similar to the Grinner knot. moisten and tighten the knot well and don't trim too close to the hook.

 

FLY FISHING KNOTS

For illustrated instructions on how to tie the various fly fishing knots, click on one of the following links

1 - Reel Knot   knot for attaching backing line to the fly reel
2 - Flyline to Backing Knot   knot for joining fly line to backing line
3 - Gray's Loop   monofilament fly line loop
4 - Loop to Loop   simple way of connecting leader to fly line
5 - Perfection Loop   knot forming a loop in the end of the fly leader
6 - Water Knot   a simple and reliable dropper knot
7 - Slip Knot   a reliable knot for attaching a fly or hook to the leader

 

 

 

   

 

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