Now a days most fly lines come with a pre made loop at the end of them. This the handshake knot is for attaching line to leader.
In this video, my good friend Jarek will demonstrate how to tie a loop knot in your fly leader and connect it to your fly line’s pre made loop knot via the handshake knot.
This is a knot that all fly fisherman should know, it is the best way to connect leader and tippet to fly line.
As I said, all this is an essential knot that you should know how to tie as a fly fisherman. To be fair, this knot can also be used for a variety of other applications. For example, other uses include various types of drop shot rigs in both salt and freshwater.
Remember, “Fly Dudes do Fly Things”, we all use this knot in our fly setups, you’ll find that this knot will also help you if you’re a fly fisherman!
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Until next time, Tight Lines.