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Fly Tying Patterns Ballston Spa NY

Local resource for fly tying patterns in Ballston Spa. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to bait and tackle shops, fly fishing stores, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing guides as well as advice and content on fly fishing products and services.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(518) 583-7218
Wilton Mall
Saratoga Springs, NY
Adirondack Paddle''n''Pole
(518) 346-3180
2123 Central Av.
Schenectady, NY
Mickey Kydes Soccer Pro Soccer Camp
49 Clinton Ave.
Dobbs Ferry, NY
University of Rochester Soccer School
(585) 276-5105
460 Oak Street
Rochester, NY
Dick's Sporting Goods
(607) 257-5077
Pyramid Mall
Ithaca, NY
Saratoga Tackle
(518)584-3952, (518)587-1721
1456A Route 9P
Saratoga Springs, NY
Sports Authority
(518) 782-7192
221 Wade Road Extension
Latham, NY
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting Delivery & Assembly
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Northeast Elite ID Camp
(315) 228-7574
Reid Athletic Center, 13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY
Dick's Sporting Goods
(631) 421-3028
870 Walt Whitman Rd
Melville, NY
Dick's Sporting Goods
(585) 227-3730
Greece Ridge Center
Rochester, NY

Improved Clinch Knot

Fly Fishing Knots - The Improved Clinch Knot is probably the most popular knot used to attach a light tippet to small flies of size 18 and larger. This knot is the same as the clinch knot only it adds one more step at the end.

Steps to tie the Improved Clinch Knot:

1.Take the tag end and pass it through the eye of your hook, allowing at least 3 inches of tag beyond the eye. Wrap the tag end six or seven times around the line toward your leader.
2.Next, run the tag end through the first loop above the eye, then over the coils and through the large loop you just created.
3.Moisten the knot area with either saliva or with water from the stream. Grab the tag end and the line going to your rod and pull simultaneously, forcing the coils to form a tight spiral. Once tight, slide the tightened coils against the eye of the hook with your fingernail and assure the coils are in a uniform spiral, not overlapping each other. Clip the tag end.

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