Knots are a very personal thing. Some people stick to tying one knot for their entire lifetime, others chop and change depending on circumstances and types of tackle used. Personally, I use about six or seven different knots which cater for all the various connections I need to make.
One to join backing to the reel
One to join fly line to backing
One to join leader to fly line
One to join different thicknesses of monofilament
One to join two similar thicknesses of monofilament
One to join hook or lure to tippet with a loop
One to join hook or lure to tippet without a loop
The video is not ideal (will re-film one soon) however it will give you a chance to practise this knot before the weekend.
Same knot, different perspective. When tightening, moisten, then pull steadily on the long piece of line until you feel the knot click into place.
If you take a kid fishing, this will be a great one to share with them!
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