It’s rare that I tie a nail knot these days as most fly lines come with pre-welded loops, as do most leaders. Knowing how to tie a nail knot though can save a day on the water when damage might have been done to the end of your line or when absolute stealth is needed presenting small lines and leaders to spooky fish.

If you’ve forgotten or want to learn a couple of neat tricks check out Tim Flagler’s how to video over on or just click on the photo. – TR