Whether you have been fishing for decades, years or even days, you have probably heard the term “tight lines”. Well people do not just use the phrase because they are bored. The simple fact of the matter is that loose lines are the single best way to lose fish.
Anglers have recently been giving up their leases to fish for trout and salmon across the stretch of the River Itchen known as ‘the cradle of fly fishing’.
You’re reeling in a fighter, he’s only a few metres away and bang…he slips off your line? Why? A few reasons spring to mind, and one that never fails is the fact you tied the line to your hook with a simple double knot. In short, that simply won’t do.