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Yes - I agree you CAN start with three (or more) flies, but beginners often get wind knots

 

Wind knots = mysterious overhand knots which appear in the leader - mysterious to the beginner until it the reason for them is sussed.

 

Wind knots are a great annoyance with one fly, and a nightmare with three or more. They cannot be ignored, as the knot seriously weakens the leader, so they must either be untangled, or if they have pulled tight, then re-rigging is the only answer.

 

 

RNLI Governor

 

World species 471 : UK species 105 : English species 95 .

Certhia's world species - 215

Eclectic "husband and wife combined" world species 501

 

"Nothing matters very much, few things matter at all" - Plato

...only things like fresh bait and cold beer...

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