I last year started using tippet rings (Amazon.com link here). When a leader gets shorter and shorter throughout the day, you’re supposed to add tippet to it via blood knot. But, I’m not great at blood knots, and I’m particularly bad at them when I’m in a river. I’m too impatient. I instead use a
I’ve tried a lot of knots. Over time, I’ve found the Double Davy to be the strongest, easiest to tie, and the one that minimizes tippet waste. I first heard about the knot from a magazine interview with Kelly Galloup of the Slide Inn, which is adjacent to the famed Upper Madison River. My favorite
Grant Figura knows his stuff. I’ve been following his blog for some time. He takes amazing photos, and, also, clearly knows how to fly fish. I like his even-keel personality, which comes out in his blog posts and art. If you’re looking to get up to speed on the Deerfield or Westfield rivers, consider hiring
I love fishing in Montana. I’ve done it twice and hope to return one day. Beautiful mountains, wild trout, friendly people. And, here’s a video of summer dry fly fishing out there. There are some amazing takes. Breathtaking stuff.