When you’re out fly fishing this weekend, try using the Davy Knot.
Invented by Welsh angler Davy Wotton, the Davy Knot is a strong, compact and easy-to-tie fly knot. This is a solid tie that will work with most tippet-to-fly connections.
Tightlined Productions made this video, which gives detailed, easy-to-understand instructions on how to tie the Davy Knot. It even shows a nifty way to tie the knot using plunger-style hackle pliers.
Once you get this knot down pat, you’ll be tying iron-clad flies in no time.
If you’re tying hooks with a large diameter wire, you might try the Double Davy Knot. To tie the Double Davy, simply repeat the last tying step. For best results, try to match your tippet size with the hook you’re using.
Of course, there are loads of fly fishing knots that you can use. Learn more about handy fly knots with this infographic.