Anyone who has spent time on the water knows that fishing success comes down to effective connections—the angler must first ensure that the knot connections throughout the fishing line are sound and appropriate for the task at hand. A failed knot—picture a wind knot tarpon leader made a huge silver king pulls hit a fly or a seven-pound bass pulls free because of a poorly tied attachment to your crankbait—will bring your otherwise happy day to a screeching halt and leave you muttering about what might have been. In The Pocket Guide to Fishing Knots, learn the knots of success, and why the connections are recommended by the country's top anglers. Some of the knots featured here include:
Albright knot Whether you’ve spent a lifetime fishing the waters of the world, or this is your first season casting a line, The Pocket Guide to Fishing Knots will be sure to help you get your biggest catch yet.
Joseph B. Healy is an acclaimed writer and a traumatic brain injury survivor. He has worked as a consumer magazine editor since 1992, previously working as an editor at Outdoor Life magazine, the editor-in-chief ofVermont magazine, and the associate publisher at Fly Rod & Reel. He is currently editor of Covey Rise. Healy is involved with many fly-fishing and sporting organizations and often interviewed about outdoors-related topics. He lives in Vermont.