How To Tie A Blood Knot
In this video Alvin DeDeaux demonstrates how to tie a Blood Knot. The blood Knot is a clean and streamlined way to attach leader to tippet and/or tippet to tippet. It is also a stronger and more secure knot in comparison to the Surgeon’s Knot. However, the disadvantage is it take a little more time, and is extremely difficult to do with cold fingers when fishing in the winter.
Quick Tip: I like to use the blood knot if I am switching from a dry dropper set-up to a standard nymph rig. The reason being is that I can cut off the two fly rig and not have to pass two flies through the loop in a surgeon’s knot. Just leave about 14 inches of tippet off the front of the fly and adjoin the two flies to your leader.
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