double surgeon's knot

double surgeon's knot
a knot used to attach a tippet to a leader in fly fishing. A loop is made, a single overhand knot tied, and doubled. Various websites have animated steps showing how to tie this knot

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Fly fishing — in a river Fly fishing is an angling method in which an artificial fly is used to catch fish. The fly is cast using a fly rod, reel, and specialized weighted line. Casting a nearly weightless fly or lure requires casting techniques significantly… …   Wikipedia

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