We break down the top fly rods by cost, by weight and action, then by species and finally, we review the best fly rod brands.
The arbor knot is one of the best fishing knots you can use to attach your fishing line onto a fishing reel. It’s a simple and quick fishing knot to tie and you can attach braided fishing line, monofilament, or fluorocarbon securely to any type of fishing reel including spinning reels and fly reels.
If you can learn the uni knot, then you can almost get by without learning any other fishing knot out there, it has a great many uses and it’s quick and easy to tie. You can use it to join two lines by doing a double uni knot, tie on a hook with to your leader with a single, or make a loop connection.
A blood knot, also known as a barrel knot sometimes, is one of the most used knots in the fly fishing world. It dates back hundreds of years and was used on sailing boats at the end of whips or cat o nine tails for the purpose of drawing blood when punishing an unruly mate on board, hence the name blood knot, and is used in sailing today as a stopper knot.
The Pheasant Tail nymph PTN is probably one of the most iconic nymph fly patterns ever tied and fished in fly fishing. It is made to imitate the nymph stage of a mayfly; the American pheasant tail nymph could also be mistaken as a stonefly if tied in larger versions with longer pheasant tail fibres.
Lee Wulff is probably one of the most famous fly fishing personalities of our age and was responsible for developing many fly tying techniques. He is probably most well known for being one of the first pioneers to start using animal hair in the tying of his dry flies. This changed the way we look at and design dry flies.