How To Connect Fly Fishing Leader To Fly Fishing Line (Handshake Knot)


Want to learn how to connect your fly fishing leader to your fly fishing line?

If you’re coming from spin fishing, you’re probably used to tying an FG or a double uni knot to connect your line to leader.

But fly fishing lines are a little different.

Both the leader and the line have loops on the end.

So how do you connect these two?

With a handshake knot.

See how to tie this know in the video below.

Connect Fly Fishing Leader To Line [VIDEO]

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Connecting your fly line to leader is actually really easy.

Here are the steps:

Step 1: Get the leader out of the package and untangle it

Step 2: Take the fly line and slide it through the loop of the leader

Step 3: Create a loop in the leader and thread it through the loop of the fly line

Step 4: Pull the tag end of the leader through the loop of the line

Pa-POW — you’ve got yourself a handshake knot.


fly fishing exercise

Connecting your line to leader with fly fishing lines is a lot easier than with spinning line.

All you have to do is tie a handshake knot and you’re done!

Have any questions about attaching your fly line to your fly leader?

Let me know down in the comments.

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