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Fishing Knots: Proven to Work for Light Tackle and Fly Fishing Hardcover – August 10, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books (August 10, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811734072
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811734073
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #401,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lefty Kreh has been an outdoor writer for more than 45 years and was named "Angler of the Year" by Fly Rod and Reel magazine in 1997. He currently can be seen fishing with Tom Brokaw, Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia), and Michael Keaton on the Outdoor Channel's Buccaneers & Bones. He lives in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Dave Hall is a nature and fly-fishing illustrator in Glide, Oregon.

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A comprehensive book which gives you all the Knots you will need.
William Langley
I would highly recommend this book and DVD to any fisherman, or anybody interested in learning more about knots.
Gregory P. Leighty
I learned how to make a Whipped Loop End right on my fly line from this book.
Donal J. Greene

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robert H. Meaher on December 21, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Having attended Lefty's seminars, I find that his teaching gift is communicated very well in his writings and video.
There are few people in the world that can throw a fly as well as Lefty and know the proper presentation in all conditions and perform that task in an excellent manner.
Knots are so very important and his knowledge of how to tie these knots and teach others to do the same is presented very nicely in the book and on the video. We spend alot of time and money in pursuit of fish and the instruction presented by Lefty will make us all better fisherman.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By richard on November 22, 2007
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Lefty Kreh has put together a comprehensive book of clear drawings, coupled with a video of the southpaw himself carrying on about the knots. The knots are for virtually any fishing application, not just for fly fishing. The book is ring bound and sturdily covered for field used. The book and DVD are wonderfully complementary, and I have always enjoyed Kreh's "just folks" stage presence. You can't go wrong with this set.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By IvanJ on August 16, 2010
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This book contains many useful fishing knots and tips. Careful reading is necessary to pick up all the valuable tips. For example, the one about spiraling the first two turns of a bimini in braid. This tip fixed a problem I'd been having with unexplained breakages in my biminis!

I rated it 4 stars rather than 5 only because it seems to also contain the odd "item of confusion", for me anyway! For example the Kreh Loop step 2 sketch looks incorrect when compared with both the step 3 sketch and written explanation. Overall though it is a very useful text and DVD combo!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Donal J. Greene on September 11, 2009
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I purchased this book recently when I was having trouble keeping leaders attached to my fly line with braided loop ends. I learned how to make a Whipped Loop End right on my fly line from this book. The DVD, which is included was a great help. On the DVD, Lefty talks about all the basics and also demonstrates all of the major knots that comprise the text of the book. It is a very complete work that starts with 3 basic knots and builds up to every knot a light tackle fisherman will ever need to know. A great work from one of the all time greats of flyfishing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Salvagin on December 20, 2012
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This book has more knots than most fishermen would ever use. As a referance it is really great. Can not imagine a single situation that this book doesn't cover for connecting lines, lures, flies and even repairing rods.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 20, 2012
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Great book by one the great fly fishermen of all times. Many different useful knots. I would highly reccomend for anyone interested in fly fishing or knot tying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Langley on October 24, 2010
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A comprehensive book which gives you all the Knots you will need. My only reservation is that I would like to have more technical feedback, eg on breaking strains for each knot, both in Mono and Fluoro.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gregory P. Leighty on November 6, 2009
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I would highly recommend this book and DVD to any fisherman, or anybody interested in learning more about knots. I checked this book out in our local library and liked it so much that I purchased it for myself. The DVD is Lefty setting in front of a video camera demonstrating how to tie knots. He does an excellent showing you have to tie and telling what knots to use for different applications.
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