Outdoor Skills - Fishing Q&A

Q: I'm having trouble tying a nail knot to hold my leader to the fly line. Any suggestions? -Doug Thoma, Nashville, Tenn.

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A: Personal instruction is best, so go to an area fly shop and ask someone behind the counter to show you how to tie one properly. If they turn you down, write me back and tell me the shop's name.