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9. The Clinch Knot For Tying On A Fly (9 of 19)

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You'll see scores of different fly fishing knots, but for most fishing you need only two - one to tie the fly to the leader and another to tie the two pieces of leader material together. To tie a fly to your leader for trout, bass, and pan fish, the easiest knot to use is the clinch knot, and it's one of the best. With a clinch knot, which you may already know if you've done any kind of fishing, you go through the eye of the hook, wind the tag or short end around the standing part of the leader, pass the tag end back through the loop, right in front of the eye, and then tighten by pulling on the fly and the standing part of the leader.
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