Fly fishing requires a multitude or accessories, with a wide variety of quality and prices. More important than the amount you spend on your reel and line, is the method in which you place your line on your reel. You have three line types on every reel, and must apply them in the correct order. Additionally, the knots you use to tie the lines together are very important. The wrong knots will cause the line to hang on the eyelets of your pole.
Tips & Warnings
When initially tightening fishing knots, pull gently making sure the knot is correct before tightening the rest of the way.
When in doubt, use more line and cut the excess once you complete knot.
Always test your knot by pulling on both ends applying reasonable pressure.
Using too little backing could cause you to lose your tackle with a big fish.
If you knot appears to be weak, cut it off and tie another one.
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