Knots and Rigging Class

The better your knots, the less often you have to tie them!”

Bring your nippers, because in this class you will be tying knots, knots, and more knots!  Learn to repair your leaders so you don’t have to buy so many new ones!  Even better, learn to customize your leaders to specific techniques!   Learn a variety of knots for attaching your flies, so you stay hooked to the fish!

This class is designed to cover everything you want to know about your terminal rig, beginning with knots:

  •   the infamous nail knot, for attaching a new leader to a flyline
  •  a surgeons knot and blood knot to splice tippet onto our leader 
  •  alternative knots for attaching the fly, including the improved clinch knot, the Orvis knot, Davy’s knot, and an open loop knot
  • Multi purpose knots such as the Duncan loop, and a perfection loop

As we learn the knots, the class will cover rigging your flies, weight, and strike indicators.  We will have a discussion about tandem rigs, dropper systems, how far apart your flies should be, where to put your strike indicator, and the relationship between the amount of weight and placement of the indicator.  We will also cover stillwater rigs for fishing chironomids and other flies under a slip-style indicator.

It’s an ambitious course, and you are sure to learn a few things that will make your life easier and bring a few more fish to the net!

Knots and Rigging, Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 5:30 – 7:30PM, at Elkhorn Flyshop, Cost:   $35

Knots and Rigging, Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8:00AM to 10AM at Elkhorn Flyshop, Cost:   $35

Sign up to reserve a spot!  Walk-ups will be welcome the day of the class, space permitting.