Nailless Nail Knot

Here is a cool new look at the nail knot by John Coles. Poached from Midcurrent and shared from youtube. Granted, this knot is easier to tie on a stiff wooden dowel than on a fly line mid stream but with a little practice it come somewhat easily. I still prefer the tool for precision.

Every angler should know the nail knot. I use it specifically for my line to leader connection but I do not use welded loops so a very strong nail knot is essential and many anglers just do not tie it very cleanly and thus very poorly. Its important to practice this not in case you have a failure or need to change a leader out.

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