Fly Fishing Knots - Nail Knot

Tying the Nail Knot

This knot is commonly used for tying fly line to backing line.

Nail Knot



1 - Lay the fly line, tube and backing together as shown. Leave plenty of backing for wrapping.

2 - Hold firmly and wind the backing around itself with the fly line and tube.

3 - Hold the turns in place and push the end of the backing though the tube.