Basic Fly Fishing Knots

When it comes to fly fishing knots can be your best friend or your worst enemy! Learning a few basic knots at home will pay off when your on the water. There are hundreds of variations and names for knots. To keep it simple lets start with the basics - 

#1 Backing to reel (Arbor) - Arbor knot   

   
                   
#2 Backing to line - Blood Knot 

 Line to Leader - Loop to Loop or Blood knot


 
Leader to tippet - Triple Surgeons


 Tippet to Fly - Clinch Knot

  

 

To learn more about knots and rigging visit - 

https://flyfishersinternational.org/Education/Learning-Center/Fly-Fishing-Skills/Knots-Rigging