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Fly Tying Patterns Portland ME

Local resource for fly tying patterns in Portland. 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.

Maine Premier Soccer and Portland Phoenix
Portland Sports Complex, 512 Warren Ave
Portland, ME
 
Eastern Mountain Sports
(207) 541-1919
87 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
 
Bare Knee Point Kayak Rentals
(207) 283-4455
45 Camp Ellis Ave
Saco, ME
 
Maine Premier Soccer and Portland Phoenix
Portland Sports Complex, 512 Warren Ave
Portland, ME
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 622-3987
80 Stephen King Dr
Augusta, ME
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 828-4950
Mall Plaza
South Portland, ME
 
Sports Authority
(207) 773-7400
364 Maine Mall Road, Unit 2-200
South Portland, ME
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

L.L.Bean Adventures
(888) 552-3261
RT 1
Freeport, ME
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 721-3074
131 Topsham Fair Mall Rd
Topsham, ME
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 828-4950
Mall Plaza
South Portland, ME
 

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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