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Home > Learn to Fish & Boat > How To Fish > How to Tie Fishing Knots > Davy Knot: Fly Fishing Knot
If you are learning how to tie fly fishing knots, you may want to add the Davy knot to your list. It is a small profile knot that you can use to attach a fly to your tippet or leader.
When you want to connect a fly to your tippet or leader quickly, the Davy knot is a good knot to use. Competitive British fly angler Davy Wotton created this knot, also known as the Davy Wotton leader knot, because it was important for him to tie a knot that was fast and reliable when fishing under a time limit.
There are only a few steps to the Davy knot, making it one of the fastest fishing knots you can learn to tie.
Follow these instructions to tie the Davy knot fly fishing knot:
After tying the Davy knot a few times, it might become one of your favorite fast fishing knots. Not all fly fishing knots are quick and easy to tie, but the Davy knot is.
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