Here’s another lesson – in the style of his “Guide Fly” series – from Alvin Dedeaux at All water guides. Guides want to be able to retain useful leaders who don’t take long to retain. This isn’t George Harvey-level science, but a quick and straightforward method for situations where you don’t need to be overly stealthy.

Alvin uses three knots: the Perfection Loop, the Blood Knot, and the Surgeon’s Knot.