Tying your Fly on to Your Line

For me, this has been one of the most difficult things to achieve since I do not have nimble fingers – but like with anything else, practice makes perfect! One of the most simple knots that you can learn is the Improved Clinch Knot. 

1. Pass the line through the eye of the fly and double back and make 5 turns around the standing line. 

Hold the coils in place; thread end of line through the first loop above the eye, then through the big loop as shown. 

2. Hold the tag end and standing line while coils are pulled up. Take care that coils are in spiral, not lapping over each other. Slide tight against the eye. Clip tag end.

This is something that you can practice while sitting at home watching TV or doing other activities. If you learn better visually, you can watch this video demonstration. ~ Kristen