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Knots and Riggings

Getting Skinny on The Eagle River with Duane Redford

Get skinny…. In the Fly Fisher’s Playbooks (both editions), I discuss depth and speed in depth when it comes to nymphing.  Typically, you want the depth (distance from indicator to weight) to be around one and a half times the depth of water you’re fishing, and the speed to be half of the speed of …

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Duane Redford’s Mini Rig

I have been using the Mini Rig off and on, on guided trips for the last month. As we begin to see August around the corner, it will be my go to rig while chasing trout with clients. The Mini Rig is a way to attack fish from the top down. It’s simply a short …

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All the Knots You Need | Essential Freshwater Fly Fishing Rigging

The first time I taught the classroom portion of a two-day fly fishing class, I spent about an hour on rigs and knots.  That was about 35 minutes too long.  After teaching fifteen of them, I reduced that number to two: the surgeon’s and clinch.  Twenty minutes included practicing these knots three times.  If they …

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Albright Knot

How To Tie An Albright Knot In this video  Alvin DeDeaux demonstrates how to tie an Albright Knot. The Albright Knot is our prefered method of attaching fly line to backing.  Many people will use a Knail Knot, but for the once in a lifetime chance you will get to see your backing, you want …

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Blood Knot

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 …

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