Nail Knot Tying Instructions - The Tie-Fast Combo Tool
Contrary to popular opinion that strange appendage on your nippers is not for cleaning your fingernails. Epic Ambassador Kunio Onishi shows how to tie a nail knot with the Tie-Fast Knot Tool
Place the leader on top of the tool with 6 inches of tag end forward and hold it under your thumb between the metal tips.
Make 4 or 5 wraps around the tips of the tool working back toward your thumb.
Feed the end of the fly line though these wraps
Feed the tag end of the leader back through the coils and back out the tip of the tool.
Hold everything gently in place and give a short quick tug on the tag end of the leader. The knot should pop off the tool and onto the fly line. Make any adjustments needed and tighten down the knot firmly. Trim tag end and fly line close to the knot.
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A great method to help get good drag free drifts is to introduce some slack during the cast. There are many slack line casts but the Reach Mend is the most simple, if you tend to present your fly side on and at an angle to your fish - (and I suggest you do) then you’ll want to use this cast pretty much every time you throw a fly