How to Use the Tag-End of a Bloodknot as a Weedguard

A knot's tag end can also double as a weedguard. If you find that your fly catches lots of grass and debris during a retrieve, try tying a Blood knot, but leave about 3 inches of tippet untrimmed. Often, the weeds will gather on the excess material, and your hook will remain clean and fishable. --TOM KEER