Essential Knots and Rigs for Trout

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Stackpole Books, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 92 pages
  • Handy, pocket-size guide of more than 50 knots and popular rigs
  • Full-color, detailed illustrations
  • All the best modern knots for fly fishing, and how professional guides use them

    Full-color illustrations, knots specifically for fly fishers and modern tackle, and detailed rigging information for nymphs, dry flies, and streamers are just a few of the things that make this knot guide different from the others. Each knot is meticulously illustrated with ample detail to actually teach you how to tie it, unlike some knot books that leave you guessing. Also included are leader diagrams, knot-tying tips and tricks, and information on rigging strike indicators.

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    Contents

    Knot Tying Tips 1
    1
    Terminology 3
    3
    Attaching Backing and Fly Line 5
    5
    Fly Line to Leader 20
    20
    Connecting Tippets and Building Leaders 36
    36
    TippettoFly Knots 47
    47
    Leaders 63
    63
    Rigs 69
    69
    Indicators 77
    77
    Index 91
    91
    Back Cover
    93
    Copyright

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    About the author (2010)

    Joe Mahler's articles and illustrations appear in Fly Fishing in Saltwater, Saltwater Sportsman, and other publications. Mahler is an FFF-certified fly-casting instructor, member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and is currently president of the Sunshine State Casting Club. He lives in Fort Myers, Florida.

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